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The Good and Bad News in the Fight Against Polio

Polio can be defeated, but there have been setbacks.

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The Needle and the Damage Done

The Obama administration says it is finally —  mercifully — no longer permitting its intelligence agencies from using vaccine campaigns … READ MORE

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WHO Declares Polio Emergency

Not long ago polio was on the retreat. India, which historically accounted for most polio infections worldwide was certified polio … READ MORE

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Map of the Day: Attacks on Polio Workers in Pakistan

Front line workers are under attack

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Konnie Huq in Lucknow during the November Immunization days in Northern India..India has been engaged in a campaign to eradicate polio in India which target the high-risk area of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar with polio immunization drives every 2 months. (photo Jean-Marc Giboux) under cc license via flickr

The Human Race Reached a Huge Milestone Today and You Probably Did Not Even Know It

India is three years Polio-free.

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Gro Harlem Bruntland, a frontline health worker, and the perm reps from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria at UN Foundation gala dinner

Honoring Frontline Polio Workers

The world pays tribute to a group putting their lives on the line to end polio.

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