Will Taliban’s support for a vaccination drive eradicate polio? | Inside Story


Much of the world is free of polio, a disease that can paralyse and disfigure children.

But in Afghanistan, the Taliban made it difficult for health workers to eradicate the virus.

Now in control of the country, the Taliban has launched a four-day immunisation campaign along with the UN.

Its leaders have promised to protect vaccination teams and female health workers.

So why has the group changed its stance?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom

Guests:

Dr Nek Wali Shah Momin – Coordinator, Afghan National Emergency Operations Centre for the Eradication of Polio.

Dr Nadeem Jan – Public Health Doctor.

Lutfullah Lutf – Researcher & Political Analyst.

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