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Final Steps In Polio Eradication Outlined In Recent GPEI Report

CIDRAP News: Last steps in polio eradication prove challenging
“…Now, a report by the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) sheds light on the last hurdles researchers and scientists must jump before they can say polio is banished from the earth. The report, ‘Polio will not end everywhere until everywhere ends it,’ was published in August and describes logistical and organizational difficulties reaching the three remaining [wild poliovirus (WPV)] reservoirs in the world: Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. It is the IMB’s 13th report since April 2011…” (Soucheray, 9/27).