ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Attacks on Female Frontline Health Workers in Pakistan

Fighting Polio, Courting Death

Vulnerabilities and risks faced by women health workers in polio eradication programmes are scarcely acknowledged, even as the global polio eradication initiative has unveiled a new gender strategy. Instead of reinforcing cultural stereotypes regarding the distrust about vaccination campaigns, it is essential to address systemic drawbacks. The deaths of women health workers cannot be reduced to being a mere obstacle for the success of the campaign.

 



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Updated On : 2nd Mar, 2020

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