Pakistan is a polio endemic country as stated by Global
Polio Eradication Initiative. Number of polio cases
increased in last few years especially in KPK and tribal areas. Present
study was focused to collect opinion regarding information, perception
and practices about polio among residents of village Sohan. A sample of
100 was interviewed. Data was entered and analyzed in SPSS. A
dominant majority consider polio is treatable. Vaccination helps to get
healthy and, risk increased by lack of immunization. Practices represent
that 94% vaccinated their children, 89% cooperated with polio teams
at the time of survey, and 35 parents reported that they refused polio
teams at least once in their life. Study concludes that awareness,
perception and practices regarding sensitivity of the topic are very much
clear to respondents, and majority fulfilling their responsibilities being a
parent and also being a citizen of Pakistan.
1-Abid Ghafoor Chaudhry: Associate Professor/Chairman, Department of Anthropology, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan, 2-Aftab Ahmed: PhD Fellow, Department of Sociology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 3-Umer Hayat: Student, Department of Anthropology, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.
Polio, Polio Eradication, Polio Vaccination, Poliomyelitis, Polio and Pakistan