'As a pharmacist, I am often in touch with people more than a doctor is, especially with the villagers’, says Shah Mahmmod Qurishi, a pharmacist in downtown Kandahar city. When parents come to him, he asks them if the vaccination team reached their home or not. There are still some parents who do not see the need for their children to be vaccinated every round, thinking that one time is enough. So the pharmacist explains to them that all children, including new-borns, need to receive two drops, every single time the vaccinators come to call. As a volunteer working in AFP surveillance, he also refers children with weak or floppy limbs to the AFP focal point, who then informs WHO so that a stool sample can be taken to the laboratory to be tested for polio.'