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Polio will be eradicated

Polio thrives in climates of neglect and indifference, but the world's refusal to accept its existence will drive it out wherever it may live.

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Innovation: When Technology Expands the World of the Possible

Sometimes, innovation comes in a Eureka moment of insight, when we learn to approach a problem in a brand new way.

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Polio Outbreaks: What You Need to Know

In the last week, the World Health Organization confirmed that three children— two in Ukraine and one in Mali— were paralyzed from circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV). Though the Ukraine and Mali cases are unrelated, the root cause was failure to vaccinate children, leaving large populations of unprotected kids in these areas.

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India’s Polio Eradication Campaign: Behind the Scenes

This month marks one year since India was officially certified polio-free, which means the country has gone four years without a case of wild poliovirus. This is a giant achievement in the global effort to eradicate polio – as recently as 2009, India was home to nearly half the world’s cases and considered the hardest place on earth to stop the disease.

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Google Celebrates Jonas Salk’s 100th Birthday

In celebration of what would be Jonas Salk’s 100th birthday, Google honors the inventor of the injected polio vaccine with his very own Google Doodle.

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