The brave women of Pakistan fighting polio – Pakistan – ReliefWeb

Female polio frontline workers are playing a key role to eradicate polio in Pakistan. Given their trusted roles and responsibilities, they contribute a lot towards vaccinating millions of children across the country.

Pakistan remains one of 2 countries where polio is endemic. With each polio campaign, it is essential that the entire country supports the successful implementation of campaigns which depend on the dedication of staff to reach all children.

Health interventions and immunization activities in the country are most effective when delivered by women. During each nationwide polio campaign, over 280 000 frontline workers are engaged across Pakistan, of whom 62% are women.

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