Inside Story Pakistan: Battling measles and mistrust – The disease has claimed hundreds of lives but aid workers must also fight widespread suspicion and death threats – AlJazeera news story and video

The latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) show the number of measles cases in Pakistan has increased from 4,000 in 2011 to 14,000 in 2012. Of those, 306 died last year – up from 64 deaths in 2011


On this episode of Inside Story, we discuss Pakistan’s fight against measles and the reasons why some do not trust the vaccination programmes to fight the disease. Joining the conversation, with presenter Laura Kyle, are guests: Zaid Hamid, the head of Brasstacks, a security think tank, and Dr Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, the head of the division of women and child health at Aga Khan University.

Read and watch video on Al Jazeera com


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