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A Pakistani Mother: Unstoppable, Even by Polio

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. She limped down the long dusty road to school so often, and studied so hard, that she became the first woman in her family to go to college.

Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi joins the fight against polio

World famous cricketer Shahid Afridi becomes a Polio Champion in Pakistan   Islamabad, Pakistan  7 July  2012 - Cricketing superstar Shahid Afridi and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime now...

Every last child: reaching the hardest to reach in Pakistan

What does it take to reach every last child with OPV? Together with The Media Foundation, UNICEF Pakistan held a photo competition to find out.These photos tell the story of just how far polio frontline workers go to find and vaccinate the most...

‘PRiME’ing communities for OPV

While social data collection has been a growing part of the GPEI’s efforts over the past year, translating this data into action at community level is where many programmes still struggle. Pakistan’s new field monitoring system...

In Pakistan, religious leaders help change misconceptions about the polio vaccine

In many areas of Pakistan, religious beliefs and political affiliations influence public opinion. Imams are joining the fight against polio by reassuring everyone that no harm – medical, social or religious – comes from the...

Women march for polio eradication in Pakistan

Balochistan, Pakistan, 10 April 2012:Marking this year’s International Women’s Day, more than a hundred women took part in a walk to raise polio awareness in Jaffarabad, one of Balochistan’s high-risk...

In Pakistan, the 'United Against Polio' football tournament fights the scourge of polio

By Hameed Kashan KARACHI, Pakistan, 29 March 2012 – Amid cheers, the Frontier Mujahid team takes their victory lap. The football team has just defeated National Frontier 2-1 in the final, beating 15 other teams to win...

Pakistan’s first Nomadic Children’s Festival vaccinates over 1,400 against Polio

More than three thousand members of Punjab’s nomadic tribes converged at the Alhamra Cultural Complex, in Lahore, Pakistan on March 4 to eat, dance, and vaccinate children against polio.   Lahore, Pakistan, 4 March 2012 - More than...

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