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UNICEF, GPEI Working To Immunize Every Child Worldwide With Polio Vaccine, Eradicate Disease

Huffington Post: The End Of Polio Is In Sight
Stefanie Carmichael, communications specialist with UNICEF Canada

“…The world is closer than ever before to ending polio. … In 1988, UNICEF joined the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) to ensure the oral polio vaccine would be available for every child. Cost-effective and easy to administer, the polio vaccine is our best tool for eliminating polio once and for all. That’s why UNICEF has been working with governments, partners, and donors to conduct mass immunization campaigns each year … [U]ntil every single child around the world has received the polio vaccine, the threat remains very real. … The end of polio is in sight. UNICEF and the GPEI are working to eradicate the disease once and for all by 2019…” (10/18).

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