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Canada Supporting Polio Eradication, Child Health Efforts Wordwide

Ottawa Citizen: Op-Ed: On the brink of polio eradication
Peter Crowley, head of polio for UNICEF

“…Nearly three decades ago, governments and global health leaders including UNICEF, the World Health Organization and Rotary International created the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, a public-private partnership to achieve a polio-free world. The government of Canada has provided unwavering support for the initiative, resulting in immense gains for children’s health. … But these tremendous advances also increase the urgency to act now and seize the opportunity to stop all transmission of polio before countries become re-infected. … At the prime minister’s summit on maternal, newborn and child health next month, Canada is well positioned to sustain its unwavering support to reach the most vulnerable and use its leadership and influence to encourage other governments to invest in efforts to improve child health including the eradication of polio…” (4/7).

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