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Global polio eradication initiative - India

Health workers face major obstacles as some communities are refusing polio immunization due to superstition and fear. Here, a team of doctors in the crowded Karula area of Moradabad city (Uttar Pradesh) is trying to convince local Muslim women that the death of a boy in the family was not due to the polio vaccine.

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Polio in India (2004)
Health workers face major obstacles as some communities are refusing polio immunization due to superstition and fear. Here, a team of doctors in the crowded Karula area of Moradabad city (Uttar Pradesh) is trying to convince local Muslim women that the death of a boy in the family was not due to the polio vaccine.