#Global Polio Eradication Initiative

  • Article: 2.8 Million Children in Sudan Were Vaccinated Against Polio in Just 3 Days
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    2.8 Million Children in Sudan Were Vaccinated Against Polio in Just 3 Days

    By Jackie Marchildon|July 31, 2018

    UNICEF and WHO provided about 5 million doses of oral polio vaccines to reach children in 10 states. Read more

  • Article: This 2-Month-Old Girl Is Living Proof That We’re Winning the Fight Against Polio
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    This 2-Month-Old Girl Is Living Proof That We’re Winning the Fight Against Polio

    By Katie Dallas|March 13, 2018

    Your actions protected her from the devastating disease. Read more

  • Article: Bill and Melinda Gates Are Paying Off Nigeria’s $76 Million Debt to Japan
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    Bill and Melinda Gates Are Paying Off Nigeria’s $76 Million Debt to Japan

    By Jackie Marchildon|Jan. 11, 2018

    Nigeria owes Japan $76 million for a polio eradication loan. Read more

  • Article: This 71-Year-Old Polio Survivor Has to Scrounge for Parts for His Iron Lung
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    This 71-Year-Old Polio Survivor Has to Scrounge for Parts for His Iron Lung

    By Jackie Marchildon|Nov. 23, 2017

    Paul Alexander is proof the fight to end polio is not yet over. Read more

  • Article: Somalia Is Now Polio-Free
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    Somalia Is Now Polio-Free

    By Jackie Marchildon|Aug. 14, 2017

    Polio has been eradicated from all but three countries around the world. Read more

  • Article: This Couple Have Been Married for 44 Years After Meeting as Toddlers on a Polio Ward
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    This Couple Have Been Married for 44 Years After Meeting as Toddlers on a Polio Ward

    By Imogen Calderwood|Aug. 10, 2017

    They have just one regret about contracting the disease. Read more

  • Article: New Polio Cases Reported in DR Congo, the First in 5 Years
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    New Polio Cases Reported in DR Congo, the First in 5 Years

    By Jackie Marchildon|June 14, 2017

    Cases like these remind us why contributions are still important in the fight to end polio. Read more

  • Article: Canada Makes $100 Million Pledge for Polio Eradication
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    Canada Makes $100 Million Pledge for Polio Eradication

    By Jackie Marchildon|June 12, 2017

    “Women and girls will build a better world — a polio-free world.” Read more