UN: UN Pakistan strongly condemns the recent attacks on Polio Vaccinators

Islamabad: The United Nations family in Pakistan have condemned in the strongest possible terms the attacks on polio vaccinators. These are not just attacks on highly devoted health workers and volunteers, but on the health of Pakistan’s children. The provision of basic health services, including vaccination, is a fundamental human right and to deny this access through violence and intimidation is unacceptable.

The safety of health and development workers must be secured and the provision of health and social services must remain neutral and free of interference.

All UN agencies in Pakistan and around the world, join the Government and people of Pakistan in expressing our sympathy to the families of those health workers who gave the ultimate sacrifice to ensure no child is paralyzed from polio in Pakistan again.