Ethical Issues and Challenges for the eradication of Polio in Pakistan


  • Syed Waqas Shabbir
  • Nazia Malik
  • Zahira Batool
  • Murtaza Omer Bashir
  • Muhammad Rizwan



Ethical issues, Challenges, Polio in Pakistan


It should be everyone’s basic health right to get immunization. Everyone is responsible for this, every individual, every sector, every community, the entire healthcare system and the country. The aim of this paper is to highlight a few issues concerning polio vaccines in Pakistan and suggest some solution to these issues. The developmental plane of this paper is based on literature on polio and public health in Multan, Pakistan perspective. Inclusion criteria base on public health culture, religion and ethical base published review articles. Religious ideas and views affect almost every part of human behavior, including their views and acceptance towards certain healthcare services. For the past few years, the issues regarding polio vaccination have been a highlighted topic in Pakistan. Many steps have been taken by the government to ensure that more people gain immunity against polio. Even so, a large fraction of population appears to be resistant towards polio vaccination and refuses to get vaccinated. The views, thoughts and beliefs of people are considered more of importance tan health concerns. That is why it is very important to understand the context behind these resistances so that proper strategies can be made for dealing with them. Those who are in charge of making policies in Pakistan must pay attention towards the many challenges that are faced during the polio vaccination so that such a plan could be developed while keeps the ethical norms in mind so success could be achieved.