Rarely has the sting of a needle been so welcome.
This is not the first time Saima Liaqat has shown her courage.
Stricken by polio at age two, Saima was partially paralysed. Yet already, as a girl, she refused to let the disease get the best of her...
Communicating Across Borders – and Across Social Barriers – is Key to Protecting 23 Million Children from Polio in the Region’s Largest ever Mass Immunization Effort
Bichi, Kano State, Nigeria – In the old approach to polio eradication, you wouldn’t expect Volunteer Community Mobilizer...
Story & photos: Priyanka Khanna/UNICEF Nigeria.
Fazal Jan thought he knew what to expect, as he prepared for the Hajj.
Religious leaders are vital to the worldwide effort to free children from the scourge of polio. In countries where polio has recently been wiped out (Angola, Chad, India and DRC)...
Four year old Shahadat was partially paralyzed by polio when he was only two. It came on suddenly. Today Shahadat can move his left leg, but he will never regain the use of his right leg...
Aisha may not be able to read, but she never forgets a name, or a child. Her own tragedy was too great.
Photos & Video: H. Vilain/UNICEF
Story: P. Khanna &
"I kneel before Allah. But I am unable to stand on my feet before any man.”
Video by UNICEF Pakistan
We whisper like thieves as we enter the Kadima Mission at night through the palms, their spikey shadows projected on the ground in the light of the moon.
Part 2: A Trojan Horse Strategy
At the entrance to the Kadima Mission, you are greeted with branches of acacia flowers. White doves are freed into the air around you.
Part 1: Gaining the Ear of an Elephant KingIn the past, “PP2” – a charismatic pastor of the Kitawala Filadelphie Sect in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – counseled his religious followers to refuse vaccination against polio...