July 28, 2015
Veteran journalist Tim McGirk explains how an ill-considered CIA plan to catch Osama bin Laden in Pakistan led to a polio outbreak that spread beyond borders.
June 5, 2015 /
After suffering 13,500 killings in five years, a group of local residents in Karachi uses art and culture to reclaim restricted public spaces for the community.
May 28, 2015 /
A Pakistani military offensive uprooted 900,000 tribesmen from areas under Taliban-control, giving health workers in Bannu a rare opportunity to vaccinate people beyond their reach.
May 13, 2015 /
While in Pakistan reporting on polio, reporter Tim McGirk has an unexpected "dinner" with the father of the country's nuclear weapons program.
May 11, 2015 /
In the wake of World War II, there was one affliction America couldn’t shake: polio. When virologists rallied to fight back, a rift developed between two scientists: Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin.
April 16, 2015 /
Four university students initiated the Orenda Project to bring education to Afghan Basti in the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, a remote slum inhabited mostly by Afghani refugees.
March 12, 2015 /
Amid the trash-filled streets, bleak concrete-block storefronts, and grimy open-air workshops, Pakistan’s decorated trucks stand out in their colorful and vibrantly ornate aesthetics.
March 4, 2015 /
Health workers—many of them women—continue to face bullets and bombs as they inoculate children.
March 2, 2015
The use of Pakistani health workers in the hunt for Osama bin Laden may have set back the battle against polio—and contributed to a resurgence of the disease in Iraq and Syria.
February 27, 2015 /
Pakistani doctor's role in health campaign sparked local suspicions that efforts to fight polio were part of a Western plot.