Building Community Trust in Pakistan

Meet a religious leader helping to end polio in Pakistan.

Pakistan polio eradication programme has achieved significant progress in recent years, thanks to renewed government commitment and revitalized community ownership. However, in cities like Karachi, poliovirus continues to be detected.

Working to overcome the virus once and for all, the polio programme an emergency action plan in January 2018. Since then, the geographical scope of the virus has been noticeably reduced. Much of this progress is thanks to religious leaders like Imam Qari Mehboob, who has spent years building trust and demand for polio vaccination in some of the most difficult areas of the city.


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