Three more polio workers are killed in Pakistan

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 29 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1208
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

Three polio vaccination workers in Karachi, Pakistan, were shot and killed last week, raising concerns about the level of protection that aid workers receive.

Media reports stated that health workers in the city refused to continue with their work after the killings of two female workers and one male worker on 21 January, all of whom were Pakistani nationals. However, the polio vaccination campaign in the city has now resumed, said the World Health Organization.

Dr Elias Durry, WHO Senior Polio Emergency Coordinator in Pakistan, said that Karachi was a city with significant security problems.

“It’s not just polio workers that are …

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