India Anticipates Receiving Polio-Free Designation Next Month

News outlets continue to report on India’s recognition of three years since reporting a polio case and its anticipated certification as polio-free.

PBS NewsHour: India marks three years without polio, but challenges still remain
“It’s been three years since a case of polio has been reported in India, a milestone that means the country can be officially declared polio-free. NewsHour special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro updates a report he filed on how this was accomplished…” (1/17).

Business Standard: WHO to soon issue polio-free certificate to India: minister
“The World Health Organization will soon certify India as a polio-free country, Punjab Health and Family Welfare minister Surjeet Kumar Jayani said today…” (1/19).

Xinhua: Feature: WHO to certify India as polio-free nation next month
“The World Health Organization (WHO) is currently busy analyzing data from India about its claim that no case of polio was reported from the country during last three years. … The data analysis is likely to get completed next month after which India would be declared as a polio-free nation…” (Hamid, 1/20).

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