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The Importance of Politics: Polio Staff and Lethal Violence

In the video, Malabika Sarker discusses the impact that local politics has on the safety and well-being of polio staff. (Step 4.11)

Malabika Sarker, MBBS, MPH, PhD James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh

At the beginning of the lecture, you are asked to review the video “Pakistan’s battle to eradicate polio” before proceeding.

Reflect on the video, the lecture, and reading “The Final Push for Polio Eradication: Addressing the Challenge of Violence in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria.”.

  • What are key considerations in balancing the need for continued immunization and ensuring safety of healthcare workers? Can you suggest a strategy to overcome this challenge?

Post your answer in the discussion forum. Post a response to another learner’s post on why you agree or disagree with their proposed strategy.

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