Kudos! : “From 200,000 to 0” India no longer a polio-endemic country

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India no longer a polio-endemic country

India completes two years without any case of polio on 13 January 2013, an unprecedented progress for a country, which in 2009 accounted for nearly half the world’s polio cases.

In view of the progress, India achieved a major milestone in 2012 with the World Health Organization striking it off the list of polio endemic countries on 25 February 2012, after India completed one year without any case of polio. India has not reported any case after a two-year old girl was paralyzed by polio in Howrah district of West Bengal on 13 January 2011.

This progress makes India more confident of achieving its goal of eradicating polio. It also demonstrates that the existing polio eradication strategies are effective in stopping polio even in the most challenging conditions.

Courtesy and Source : UNICEF

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2 thoughts on “Kudos! : “From 200,000 to 0” India no longer a polio-endemic country

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