Pakistan is the last battleground in the fight to eradicate polio: since the late 80s, new cases of the wild disease have dropped from hundreds of thousands per year to just hundreds. 

But in Pakistan’s poorest areas, there is widespread distrust of vaccinators, and the Pakistani Taliban have openly condoned violence against them.

VICE’s Ben Anderson traveled to Karachi to meet with the health workers putting their lives on the line to finally eradicate this disease for good. This is his debrief.