India Celebrates Three Years Of No Polio Cases

News outlets report on India’s achievement of being polio free for three years.

Agence France-Presse: India celebrates eradication of polio
“Indian leaders celebrated the eradication of polio on Tuesday, reminding doubters that something once thought impossible had been achieved and promising to tackle other diseases which still blight the country…” (Plowright, 2/11).

The Telegraph: Ending polio in India is world’s greatest health achievement, says Bill Gates
“Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and the world’s biggest charitable donor, has hailed the Indian government’s eradication of polio as the greatest health achievement he has seen…” (Nelson, 2/12).

Times of India: U.S. lauds India for success in fight against polio
“United States on Tuesday congratulated India for completing three years without a single new case of polio being reported anywhere in the country…” (2/11).

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