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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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India Marks Three Years Polio-Free

Since 1995, India has spent $2.5 billion on its campaign to eradicate polio, mobilizing millions to stamp out the crippling disease. Just a few years ago, hundreds of new polio cases were still being reported there each year, but in 2011, there was just one—the country's last. Three years have passed since polio was last seen in India, and the World Health Organization (WHO) is set to declare the nation polio-free in the coming months. The only countries where polio remains endemic are Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria. More...
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Daemon wrote:
India Marks Three Years Polio-Free

Since 1995, India has spent $2.5 billion on its campaign to eradicate polio, mobilizing millions to stamp out the crippling disease. Just a few years ago, hundreds of new polio cases were still being reported there each year, but in 2011, there was just one—the country's last. Three years have passed since polio was last seen in India, and the World Health Organization (WHO) is set to declare the nation polio-free in the coming months. The only countries where polio remains endemic are Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria. More...


Rotary International, of which I am a member, is the leading international organization in the fight to eradicate polio from the world. As the article states only three (3) countries still have the polio virus. While in Afghanistan in 2011-12, I fought hard to convince the US government (medical PRT officials) to focus on polio eradication as it would be a lasting legacy and a testament to the good. In late 2012, we finally held a polio conference in Kandahar. We are making progress but more needs to be done in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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Diseases anywhere on the planet is also our problem, we should be alert to this.
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Applause
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Congratulations to India!

This is a great and difficult achievement
, and given the risks from some of her neighbors who continue to have resistance to vaccination and relatively high levels of infection, the achievement is even more impressive.
Hope2
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I second the congratulations.

Also, Prof - congrats on being a Rotary International member and for the good work Rotary does.

I remember friends getting polio when I was a child, and how we couldn't go to the local swimming hole for fear of polio because of its devastating effects.
Christine
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Professor wrote:
Daemon wrote:
India Marks Three Years Polio-Free

Since 1995, India has spent $2.5 billion on its campaign to eradicate polio, mobilizing millions to stamp out the crippling disease. Just a few years ago, hundreds of new polio cases were still being reported there each year, but in 2011, there was just one—the country's last. Three years have passed since polio was last seen in India, and the World Health Organization (WHO) is set to declare the nation polio-free in the coming months. The only countries where polio remains endemic are Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria. More...


Rotary International, of which I am a member, is the leading international organization in the fight to eradicate polio from the world. As the article states only three (3) countries still have the polio virus. While in Afghanistan in 2011-12, I fought hard to convince the US government (medical PRT officials) to focus on polio eradication as it would be a lasting legacy and a testament to the good. In late 2012, we finally held a polio conference in Kandahar. We are making progress but more needs to be done in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.


I applaud you.
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