Photo Essays Showcasing Polio Eradication Activities

The astonishing journey of the polio vaccine in pakistan

This story follows the journey of the polio vaccine in pakistan from the factory to the remote village of Kamber Shahdadkot in northern Sindh in Pakistan: the huge effort is meant to ensure children from the most marginalized communities enjoy their right to lead a healthy, polio-free life.

  • Photo Essays 1

    Flown directly from the manufacturing plant, polio vaccine arrives by plane in Islamabad.
    © UNICEF Pakistan/2011/Asad Zaid

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    In Islamabad, the vaccine is stored centrally in cold warehouses before being dispatched to districts all over Pakistan: more than 1000 km from the village Kamber Shahdadkot, it is still hours away from reaching children who need it.
    © UNICEF Pakistan/2011/Asad Zaidi