Tag Archives: polio

I’d like you to meet Union Council 69, Lahore, Pakistan

Union Council 69 or Afghan Town or sometimes known as Manzoor Park was where I was privileged to visit with UNCEF staff in order to choose for a wonderful program known as Polio Points. Polio Points is where students at the International … Continue reading

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An event report – 2 days of information & inspiration with NUST BioReach Society!

Report from Aisha Zaheer, executive member from the NUST BioReach Society’s publications’ team on the presentation and workshop I shared at NUST last week… This is not to flatter myself but nice to see the way one person from Pakistan took it … Continue reading

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So, why polio?

So, why Polio? I’m not sure if this is the most asked question of me or the question I ask myself the most. I have no personal connection to polio. I’m not an epidemiologist. Polio was eradicated in my home country … Continue reading

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Irregular Bowel Syndrome

Since being in Pakistan my bowel movements have been as uniform as the stairs here – hate to be a critic as I would have no idea how to make uniform stairs in buildings but I think the Pakistani builders … Continue reading

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The Show Must Go On… Peshawar Presentation!

This post a co-written press release on a video conference presentation I gave to uni students in Peshawar, where I wish I could have visited in person but I couldn’t get the extra permissions needed for security clearance to visit … Continue reading

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The kind of society we need to see more of in the world…

To be in a room full of highly empathetic, engaged, active and effective students as I was yesterday at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) is NOT who the Global Poverty Project 1.4 Billion Reasons presentation was designed … Continue reading

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Same presentation always different experience

  Presenting about extreme poverty in a country that actually has extreme poverty is always a bit of a weird one but I have to say the presentation is usually just as affective as it is in the developed world. … Continue reading

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Welcome to Karachi – here are your drops…

This is a great example of how the world is working to become polio-free and counteracting the reputation of city that has one of the worst in the world. Karachi is a town of 22 million (I didn’t count them … Continue reading

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What a way to Hangout in Karachi…

The End of Polio was the host of guests talking live from Geneva, Switzerland; Toronto, Canada; Perth, Australia; New Delhi, India; Islamabad and Karachi, Pakistan; all at the same time. Then who knows how many different countries were represented in … Continue reading

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World Polio Day – Lahore, Pakistan

What a privilege to be in Lahore to see famous Pakistani musicians Noori and Hadiqa Kiani and more impressively in a tent full of polio social mobilisers, vaccinators and staff of polio eradication organisations at a polio benefit concert on … Continue reading

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