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Global Polio Eradication Initiative : annual report 2012
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    World Health Organization. Global Polio Eradication Initiative.; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.); Rotary International.; UNICEF.;
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    Executive summary -- Key events 2012 -- Stopping transmission of polioviruses -- Securing a lasting polio-free world: the polio endgame -- Financing the emergency -- Annex: Status report of the global milestones and process indicators of the GPEI Strategic Plan 2010-2012 -- Acronyms and abbreviations.

    he year 2012 marked the final year of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) Strategic Plan 2010- 2012 and gave birth to an emergency approach to finish polio eradication. At the beginning of the Plan three years ago, polio was rampant across 23 countries and more than 1,500 children were paralysed for life that year. The disease was widespread across the remaining endemic countries. Re-established transmission of poliovirus was continuing in four countries. Most worryingly of all, endemic polio clung stubbornly to two parts of India, despite the regular and consistent implementation of massive supplementary immunization activities.



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