We Must Continue Polio Eradication

I get asked questions about why polio is still not eradicated yet. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative in their Polio Eradication Endgame Strategy called for the last transmission of polio causing infection by December 31, 2014. This would make one think there is no hope since we are now in the second half of 2016 and cases of polio are still happening.

One of my favorite projects that Rotary International runs is the Peace and Conflict Resolution programs. This includes training individuals with some background in the field to be that much more attuned to issues and how to resolve them. Perhaps there is some way graduates of the program could work on issues highlighted in the article at the following link. It discusses a doctor who was a senior member of the polio eradication effort in Pakistan being shot dead. Why would any thinking human being shoot such a doctor???

Pakistan Polio Official Shot Dead in Peshwar CLICK HERE

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