Assignment Asia

Development

Asia has some of the world's most pressing problems, including poverty and disease. But despite the odds, progress is being made in some parts of the region. Pakistan is one of only two countries in the world where polio remains endemic. The Pakistani government has launched an aggressive vaccination drive, but workers on the ground face security threats, and sometimes, an unwelcoming public. Reporter Danial Khan meets the health workers who confront dangers and challenges in their mission to eradicate polio in Pakistan. Having access to potable water used to be just a dream for many of Cambodia's poorest communities. But the situation is changing, and the country is now able to meet one of its Millennium Development Goals. Reporter Martin Lowe shows how Cambodia is making great strides in bringing clean water to its people.

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