UNICEF, WHO suspend Pakistan polio work: spokesman
ISLAMABAD - Agence France-Presse
A polio vaccination worker is brought to a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, 19 December 2012. EPA PhotoThe UN children's agency UNICEF and the World Health Organisation suspended work on campaigns against polio in Pakistan Wednesday after a series of attacks left nine health workers dead in three days.
UNICEF spokesman Michael Coleman told AFP the two organisations halted polio work in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces on Tuesday after attacks in Karachi and Peshawar, but extended the suspension nationwide after fresh bloodshed on Wednesday.