Trump policy set to hinder war on polio in Pakistan

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Disease holding on in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria where there is mistrust of western governments who bankroll the vaccines

For decades, polio was one of the world’s most feared diseases, disabling and crippling millions. Its near eradication has been one of the great achievements of modern medical science.

But polio stubbornly holds on in three countries – Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria – where communities, alongside local and international authorities, are making concerted efforts to stamp out the last pockets of the virus.

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