India, Southeast Asia to Mark Five Years of Being Polio-free
|03/23/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
The World Health Organization says that on March 27, India’s 1.3 billion people and the entire WHO Southeast Asia region will celebrate five years of being polio-free.
Twelve years ago, the WHO said, India alone was responsible for almost 70 percent of all polio cases around the world. It called India’s success against polio one of the most significant achievements in public health.
WHO officials said India’s accomplishment proved the crippling disease could be eliminated in even the most challenging circumstances with a strong political commitment.
Worldwide, the number of cases due to wild poliovirus has decreased from an estimated 350,000 a year read more >>>