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Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education
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Short Communication

Poilo Eradication from Pakistan: Our Fears and Favors at Field Site

Naurin Abdul Karim*, Arjumand sohalia sohalia and Nadia Muhammad Muhammad

Aga Khan University and Hospital, Aga Khan Health Service, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author:
Naurin Abdul Karim
Field Health Officer, Aga Khan Health Service, 215/3, Punjtan Housing Society
Haigh Street Garden East, Karachi-(Pakistan) Karachi, Sindh-74450, Pakistan
Tel: 03153555030
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: July 11, 2017; Accepted date: September 08, 2017; Published date: September 11, 2017

Citation: Karim NA, Sohalia AS, Muhammad NM (2017) Poilo Eradication from Pakistan: Our Fears and Favors at Field Site. J Community Med Health Educ 7:553. doi:10.4172/2161-0711.1000553

Copyright: © 2017 Karim NA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Poilo is among the three last countries Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Where the virus is still the endemic, more or less the same number are reported which seems to be astonished and annoyed situations for the health care system and at government level. This could be only night mare for Pakistan to be polio free country where to hold a strong religious belief, and cultural misconception and myths creating the hurdles and failures in the polio campaigns. On the other hand, strong development of policies, awareness programs, telecommunication services, radio talks, media advertisement and IPC interpersonal communication campaigns made significant acceptance among the community.


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