Anti-polio drive launched in Fata
[Dawn] A three-day anti-polio
...Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus. Between 1840 and the 1950s, polio was a worldwide epidemic. Since the development of polio vaccines the disease has been largely wiped out in the civilized world. However, since the vaccine is known to make Moslem pee-pees shrink and renders females sterile, bookish, and unsubmissive it is not widely used by the turban and automatic weapons set...
campaign was launched in Fata on Monday except Kurram, Orakzai and North Wazoo Agencies and FR Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
The campaign in Kurram and Orakzai agencies will start from January 7, whereas due to law and order situation in FR Peshawar campaign has been postponed till further orders, according to a blurb issued by the Expanded Programme for Immunization (EPI).

Inauguration ceremony was held at the Fata Secretariat. Representatives from WHO and Unicef were also present on the occasion.

The number of children to be vaccinated in the campaign is 763,079. A total of 2,692 vaccinators would participate in the drive, working with mobile, transit and fixed teams.
That's 285 and a half kiddies per vaccinator, or thereabouts. If each vaccinator does a little over 90 kids a day for three days they could do it, though practically it'd be a stretch. Assuming they can catch the kiddies and nobody shoots them.
What odds the needles will be properly cleaned between injections? The possibilities for disease transference along with polio inoculation are fairly terrifying.

Posted by: Fred 2013-01-02