The Role of Transformational Leadership in Polio Eradication in Pakistan

Muhammad Nasir*, Neelam Nasruddin**
*-** The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.
Periodicity:July - September'2023


Polio is still endemic, along with the COVID-19 pandemic, which presents severe threats to public health. Polio is a serious disease caused by the polio virus and can lead to disability and paralysis in certain parts of the body. The need for strong and visionary leadership in addressing the challenges associated with polio and achieving effective eradication is being examined, particularly the role of transformational leadership in Pakistan. The goal is to demonstrate how transformational leadership can mobilize resources, engage communities, and lead coordinated efforts toward the objective of making Pakistan polio-free, through the study of the impact of this leadership style. Transformational leadership focuses on building trustworthy relationships and instigating change based on core values. It aims to inspire and motivate subordinates and followers, transforming their beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors to accomplish both planning and goals. Only two countries are left in the world where polio cases are reported: Pakistan and Afghanistan. Leadership incompetency is the primary reason for the persistence of the polio virus in these nations. Transformative nursing leadership plays a crucial role in effectively eradicating polio in Pakistan. The challenges include limited resources, cultural and societal barriers, safety and security concerns, and vaccine hesitancy among the population. Transformational leaders in both countries have the potential to motivate stakeholders to unite in the fight against polio, ultimately eradicating this menace from our nations collectively.


Polio, Transformational Leadership, Polio Eradication, COVID-19 Pandemic, Public Health, Paralysis.

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Nasir, M., and Nasruddin, N. (2023). The Role of Transformational Leadership in Polio Eradication in Pakistan. i-manager’s Journal on Nursing, 13(2), 1-6.


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