Polio eradication: Current status and challenges

CaptureFor more than two decades mankind has been dreaming of a “polio-free world.” However the dream is yet to be realized owing to various problems related to transmission of wild polio virus transmission as well as vaccine-derived polio virus. These problems are as much scientific as human. The article briefly discusses the current status of polio control across the globe, and various challenges associated with it in a nation-wise manner.

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World Polio Day : For You to Act Now

For the first time in the history of public health, polio eradication partners from around the world have marked 24th October 2012 as the first World Polio Day. The celebration is in response to a major public health feat in the eradication programme in the way of  India being removed from the list of countries with active transmission of wild poliovirus (WHO) .  Continue reading “World Polio Day : For You to Act Now”