Facemasks and protective gear, critical to health staff who are most at risk, are in short supply.
Polio vaccinators are poorly monitored.
Punishing the perpetrator is not enough.
What have Punjab’s child services agencies done?
Unless there is a change in strategy, Pakistan’s polio crisis will spill over into other countries.
Parents are suspicious of a system which they feel is not aligned with the best interests of their child.
If India and Bangladesh can eradicate polio, why can’t Pakistan?
Religion is not the reason Pakistani parents refuse the polio vaccine.
A bureaucratic prescription of cosmetic change by executive fiat is not going to do the trick.
Solutions at the margins in the absence of a robust public health system will not resolve the healthcare crisis.
Why build a parallel health system for the poor?
Who is responsible for the Kasur woman’s death?
Health cards are not the solution.
No one seems to be minding the store.
Hopefully, Ebola will not enter Pakistan. But the fact remains that it can.
For the past two decades vaccination coverage rates for polio have been less than 60pc.
A desperate campaign will not eliminate polio.