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Recent Kidnappings Add Further Obstacles to Eradicating Polio in Pakistan


PHR has long-condemned the use of health care workers for intelligence work, as it destroys the trust necessary for effective doctor-patient relationships and leaves patients suspicious of doctors’ medical advice. Kidnappings that took place in Pakistan recently are just one example among many of distrust of health care workers, which has served to increase the number of polio cases in the country.

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One Man, One Woman, One Prison and How We Stop a Health and Human Rights Disaster


A man dies in immigration detention; isn't this old news? But the NY Times article on the almost forgotten death of Pakistani immigrant Ahmed Tanveer provides important insight---particularly for what reporter Nina Bernstein doesn't say directly.

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