Reasons for the Failure of Polio Eradicaton in Pakistan

Sajid Abbas, Abdul Tawab Zia, Hasnain Haider


We have done a descriptive study to measure the reasons for failure of polio control in Pakistan among 100 people from various districts of Punjab and K.P.K. that had children of <5 years at their homes. Coverage and awareness was good. The only barrier was the lack of interest among the people to vaccinate their children, limited advocacy and communication resources, poor health service structure problems in vaccinating areas and field programs and unreliable reporting, poor monitoring, supervision, unclear roles and responsibilities and decentralization

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