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All Nations Should Draw Lessons From Nigeria’s ‘Fragile, But Real,’ Experience Reaching Polio-Free Status

Washington Post: The end of polio in Africa?
Editorial Board

“…Africa must be free of the [polio] virus for two more years, under rigorous surveillance, before the WHO can declare it polio-free. The progress so far is fragile, but real, and attention should now be focused on campaigns against polio in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the last two nations where it is endemic. … Everyone ought to draw from Nigeria’s experience, which showed that battling polio is not only about the vaccinations but also about waging a complex war of logistics and, ultimately, winning over the hearts and minds of people” (8/20).

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