Pakistani Polio workers hailed as heroes for continuing work during snow
After the UNICEF tweet, twitter users sharing a story of how Pakistani polio workers in his area were continuing to work despite severe weather.
Pakistan's polio workers travel long distances to make sure that every child is protected from polio, no matter where they live in Pakistan.#Pakvspolio #ForEveryChild #RightToHealth #PakFightsPolio Photo via @pakfightspolio #VaccinesWork #PolioWorkers pic.twitter.com/BSINGV92IL— UNICEF Pakistan (@UNICEF_Pakistan) January 27, 2019
A country - where a number of Pakistani polio workers have been assassinated, female workers have reportedly been subjected to harassment – but the fight goes on, and rightly so.
Polio teams work through out the year to protect your child against polio and it is to their tireless efforts and unmatched dedication to which we owe our progress. Thank you to our heroes - our polio workers. #endpolio pic.twitter.com/0dYZtUz9dr— Pak Fights Polio (@PakFightsPolio) January 26, 2019
It is worth mentioning here that Pakistan is still a polio-endemic country in the region. Sadly, it is one of the three remaining polio-endemic countries in the world, along with Afghanistan and Nigeria.
Plz take a moment to appreciate the hard work of Pakistan’s #polio workers in District Batagram. Pakistan is 1 of the 3 remaining countries where polio is still categorized as an endemic viral infection, with 8 cases in 2018. Via Amjad Ali Khan #BeautifulPakistan @EndPolioNow pic.twitter.com/XwoxTsEia9— Danyal Gilani (@DanyalGilani) January 25, 2019