• How did India end polio?


    India marked three years since its last case of wild polio on 13 January 2014, a landmark achievement for global public health and the worldwide effort to eradicate polio.


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Pakistani Rotary member talks about his 20 years fighting polio

April 15, 2014

Faheem Asghar, of the Rotary Club of Lahore Sharqi in Pakistan has a long history of working as a Rotarian. This is his 20th year involved with Rotary International and the End Polio campaign. Learn about his experience fighting polio.

Rotaract Clubs in Egypt bring polio vaccine to slums of Alexandria

April 15, 2014

Surrounded by polio hotspots like Syria, Somalia, and other African countries, Egypt is fully aware of its vulnerability to the virus. Read about how five Rotaract Clubs in Alexandria banded together to implement a successful National Immunization Day.

Southeast Asia is polio-free. What does it mean?

April 3, 2014

On March 27th the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia region was declared polio-free. This historic accomplishment marks a vital step toward the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s goal of delivering a polio-free world by 2018. Why does it mean for global health?

SOUTHEAST ASIA REGION DECLARED POLIO-FREE

March 27, 2014

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) today congratulated the countries in the South-East Asia Region of the World Health Organization (WHO) on being certified polio-free, a historic milestone in the worldwide effort to end polio and realize the broad benefits eradication will bring.

How did India end polio?

March 27, 2014

India marks three years since its last case of wild polio on 13 January 2014, a landmark achievement for global public health and the worldwide effort to eradicate polio. Experts once considered India the most technically difficult place to end polio. India’s success against polio is a significant achievement in public health and proves that the disease can be eliminated in even the most challenging of circumstances. The photos in this gallery capture the people and resources that were necessary for India to end polio. Share this gallery through your social networks to encourage others to help make the world polio-free.