Karachi, Pakistan (01:23)
Several people enjoy the ocean beach. Pakistan's extreme contradictions exist in the country's largest city.
Soldier Against Disease (02:22)
Naseem Munir discusses the importance of being a polio worker and the danger she faces. Pakistan is one of three countries threatened by polio.
Polio Vaccination Program (03:34)
Security detail accompanies health workers. Many believe the program is an international plot against Pakistan. A father initially refuses vaccinations; 40 workers have died in the last two years.
War Against Polio Workers (01:50)
The Pakistani Taliban promotes vaccination falsehoods. They increased attacks on workers after Osama bin Laden's death; Shakil Afridi used immunization as a cover for U.S. intelligence work.
Karachi Suburb Infiltrated by Taliban (02:10)
Many residents are refugees and conditions are poor. Two-year-old Fatima has polio; she sees a specialist.
Polio Epidemic (01:55)
At its peak, polio killed or paralyzed over 500,000 people every year. The global immunization program begun in 1988 has almost eradicated polio; incidents in Pakistan are rising.
Polio Vaccine Perceptions (02:45)
Vaccinators are stationed at all major transit points in Pakistan. Aboard a bus, some passengers accept the vaccine, others refuse. Key religious figures are helping to change attitudes.
Fighting the Polio Campaign (01:36)
The Pakistani Taliban questions why the focus is not on drone strikes. The vast majority of Pakistanis want the polio drops.
Extremists Condemn Vaccinations (03:21)
Hear the audio of prayers in a rural town denouncing the polio campaign. A vaccinator recalls being attacked and her friend dying. (Graphic language)
Threats to Polio Workers (02:15)
A twenty-two year old vaccinator was killed in an attack. Naseem Munir continues her work despite the danger; she wants better government protection for workers.
Paralyzed by Polio (01:56)
An 18-month-old suspected polio victim has been admitted to the hospital. Hundreds of thousands of children in tribal areas are denied vaccines.
Eradicating Polio (01:03)
Any country harboring the poliovirus puts other countries at risk. Naseem Munir was killed by her husband.
Credits: Pakistan - The Polio Emergency (00:48)
Credits: Pakistan - The Polio Emergency
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