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Pulse polio immunization in the outskirts of Shopian, Kashmir Province, India

Syed Manzoor Kadri - Directorate of Health Services Kashmir, India

by Kerlène Volant

Pulse polio immunization in the outskirts of Shopian, Kashmir Province, India - Syed Manzoor Kadri

Photo credit: Dr. Ijtiba Shafi

This beautiful picture shared by Dr Syed Manzoor Kadri, epidemiologist, shows how important it is to move towards a polio-free world, no matter what stands in the way, no matter the means of transport or the weather conditions. Every step is a feat achieved in this direction. This photo represents a health care worker who is carrying vaccines as part of the pulse polio immunization program. He is committed to visit every family from door-to-door in the outskirts of Shopian, a district of Kashmir Province in India. This activity is totally in accordance with the GFMER’s commitment to assist this kind of program which improves maternal and neonatal health status of the population.