24 October 2012

World Polio Day: Eradication is within reach

On the occasion of World Polio Day today, we celebrate rapid declines in polio worldwide since 1985. With fewer than 200 cases in 2012, polio remains endemic in just three countries: Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. But if the disease is not eradicated once and for all, more than 10 million children under the age of five could be paralyzed in the next 40 years. Eradication is within reach, but we must mobilize resources and join together to finish the fight.  Learn how you can get involved.