When there are only three countries in the world where polio transmission has never been stopped – Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria – a critical component of achieving a world free of polio is having political will and accountability at all levels of government
and throughout communities in these countries to get the job done.
That’s why I was encouraged to read today about
Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari and
Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf calling on all the segments of society – including parliamentarians, religious and community leaders – to complement the government's efforts to eradicate polio from the country.
This level of support demonstrates these leaders’ seriousness to do their part in helping change history and end polio forever.
You can learn more about Pakistan’s progress against polio, including reducing the number of new cases in the country this year by two-thirds compared to last year,