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Nationwide polio vaccination campaign starts in Afghanistan


  • The World Health Organization and the United Nations children's agency kicked off a polio vaccination campaign in Afghanistan. 
  • This is the first nationwide campaign to fight the disease in 3 years.
  • The Taliban-run Afghan public health ministry announced the start of a four-day nationwide polio vaccination campaign aimed at inoculating children under age 5. 
  • The group apparently was suspicious the team members could be spies for the previous govt or the West.