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Agile, Innovative Polio Immunization Campaigns Help Pakistan Edge Closer To Eradication

The Guardian: Polio’s last stand: frantic effort to eradicate Pakistan’s ‘badge of shame’
“…Here in Pakistan, home to almost all of the world’s polio cases just a few years ago, [a mobile population] require[s] a vaccination strategy as agile and stubborn as the virus itself. At hundreds of sites, teams of health workers verify that every child passing through [toll plazas] receives the vaccine. Another child, another family, another generation is protected, and Pakistan moves one step closer to having zero polio cases…” (Hyland, 3/15).

The Guardian: Pakistan and Afghanistan close to defeating Polio — in pictures
“Vaccinations at border crossings and other innovative solutions reach children who have missed the chance to be protected against the devastating virus” (Grant, 3/15).

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