Diphtheria outbreak in North and South Waziristan



The report by Shaheen Shah of Batch 5 reports the recent Diphtheria outbreak in North and South Waziristan agency. At least, six children have died and 150 other children were hospitalized as diphtheria epidemic spreads all over North Waziristan. An official from DHS FATA has been interviewed who has also chaired a meeting to start case response vaccination in the different areas of N/S Waziristan.

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Shaheen Shah is a multimedia journalist and an alumus of the Independent Project Reporting. He currently holds a degree of Mass communication from NUML, Islamabad and pursing an M.Sc in Gender Studies from AIOU. He is presently working as a stringer with DEEWA, Voice of America and as an anchor with Mashriq TV. He has previously worked with Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Islamabad, ROZE TV (Islamabad) and FM 96 Islamabad. He has also been associated with well-reputed international media organizations such as Al Jazeera plus, DW and Holland national news agency.