How Drone Strikes and a Fake Vaccination Program Have Inhibited Polio Eradication in Pakistan: An Analysis of National Level Data

@article{Kennedy2017HowDS,
  title={How Drone Strikes and a Fake Vaccination Program Have Inhibited Polio Eradication in Pakistan: An Analysis of National Level Data},
  author={Jonathan Kennedy},
  journal={International Journal of Health Services},
  year={2017},
  volume={47},
  pages={807 - 825}
}
  • J. Kennedy
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • International Journal of Health Services
This article investigates whether the United States’ counterinsurgency operations have inhibited polio eradication efforts in northwestern Pakistan, the world’s last major reservoir of polio. Anecdotal evidence suggests that militants disrupt polio vaccination programs because of suspicions that campaigns are a cover for gathering intelligence on Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) drone targets. This paper analyzes national-level quantitative data to test this argument. Between 2004 and 2012… Expand
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