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Parents in Pakistan could face prison time for not vaccinating their kids against polio

Oct. 02, 2023 11:47 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Authorities in one Pakistan province are turning to a controversial new tactic in the decades-long initiative to wipe out polio: prison. Last month, the government in Sindh introduced a bill that would imprison parents for up to one month if they fail to...

Pakistan launches anti-polio vaccine drive targeting 44M children amid tight security

Oct. 02, 2023 06:49 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan launched its second nationwide anti-polio campaign of the year Monday in an effort to inoculate 44 million children under the age of 5 amid signs the country was close to eradicating the disease. Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul-Haq-Kakar launched the...