Global Polio Eradication Would Be Worldwide Victory

Huffington Post: A Remarkable Achievement: 80 Percent of the World Now Polio-Free
Tom Frieden, CDC director

“I’m recently back from New Delhi where I attended meetings on global health security, tuberculosis, and HIV — and very importantly, participated in the World Health Organization’s event to certify Southeast Asia free of polio. … As we continue to eradicate polio nation by nation, it is a victory for the entire world. And when it is done, it will be the ultimate in equity and sustainability because it will be for every single child in the world and it will be forever” (4/21).

The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.

KFF Headquarters: 185 Berry St., Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94107 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270 | Email Alerts: | |

The independent source for health policy research, polling, and news, KFF is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.