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FEB 28, 2013 - Boston Globe

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Boston physician: CIA’s vaccination scheme in Pakistan undermined global public health efforts

A fake vaccination program reportedly orchestrated by the CIA in Abbottabad, Pakistan, may have helped the United States gather information about the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed in May 2011. But it also breached a principle of global health, that the workers who provide relief in the form of food, water, or vaccines against preventable illnesses such as polio, operate outside the realm of politics and national interests, the director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative writes.

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