India: A Polio Endemic Country No More

A wonderful thing happened in India this past weekend: after passing an entire year without a newly reported case of polio, the country was officially removed from the World Health Organization's List of Endemic Polio Countries. While India must go through one additional year to be declared polio-free, this is certainly a step in the right direction for the second most populous nation in the world! The success of the polio eradication campaign in India could prove to be the model through which other child-related diseases like measles and neonatal tetanus could also be eliminated.

For more information and additional links to press releases, check out the Kaiser Family Foundation Daily Global Health Policy Report.

And watch the PBS NewsHour clip about India's path to polio eradication (right below for your convenience).

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Signing off this Tuesday evening,

Maithri