- Jawahir Habib
Communication for Development Officer, Unicef -Pakistan
How do you think its possible to sustain interest of communities in Polio eradication in regions of conflict ,war and famine ?
Global polio eradication is the largest Public health initiative . Through decades it has prevented hundreds and thousands of children from paralysis ..Millions of dollars have been invested in the project with a dream of Polio being second disease that is eradicated from the world. However in regions like Pakistan Polio is on rise despite of 99% of success globally. Pak-Afg a region where the health system and community is over burdened with conflict and natural disasters. Communities do not see Polio eradication as a priority and the initiative is more of donor driven, how is it possible to travel the last mile and cover the final inch in polio eradication.