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CLOSE THIS BOOKFact sheet No 114: Poliomyelitis - Revised April 2001 (WHO, 2001, 4 p.)
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VIEW THE DOCUMENTThe Global Polio Eradication Initiative
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCountries at Risk of Polio
VIEW THE DOCUMENTChallenges Faced in Polio Eradication
VIEW THE DOCUMENTImpact of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative
VIEW THE DOCUMENTFuture Benefits of Polio Eradication

Future Benefits of Polio Eradication

The savings of polio eradication, once immunization stops, are estimated to be US$ 1.5 billion per year – funds that can be used to address other public health priorities.

In many countries polio eradication is expanding the capacity to tackle other diseases by building effective disease reporting and surveillance systems, training epidemiologists and establishing a global laboratory network.

No child, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, economic status or religious belief, need ever fear or suffer from this crippling disease.

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