Taliban Interfering in Polio Vaccination Efforts: Afghan Officials

Afghan health officials say militants are interfering in their effort to protect children in western Afghanistan against the polio virus. Abdul Jabar Shayeq is head of the health department in Farah province. He told VOA that the Taliban is blocking efforts to provide polio vaccine in some unsafe areas. He said the group wants the power to decide who vaccinates the children.

 

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