“Most of the people in my area of duty are Pashtun. I am Pashtun and I talk tot he community in their own language. My frequent visits and friendly behaviour with the community have paid off – when i visit them, I never feel a stranger. They receive me like one of their own! We establish good relations to build trust, we share with them in moments of happiness and grief.

The area where I work is now free of polio. Now mothers realise the risk of polio and how to protect their children.”

Shagufta’s words were taken from this End Polio Pakistan video.