WHO Official Says Polio Will Be Eradicated Despite Setback In Nigeria

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Polio will be eradicated
Michael Zaffran, director of polio eradication for the World Health Organization, writes that Nigeria’s recently reported cases of poliovirus are “a setback in the global effort to eradicate polio once and for all. But as Nigeria is again classified as polio endemic, I am confident that we will come back from this. … If anything, this global network’s ability to rally and consolidate support so quickly in the wake of this outbreak has given me even more reason to believe that global eradication remains a question of ‘when’ and not ‘if'” (9/28).

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