Today, on 27thMarch
Region is officially declared
-free. This is an opportunity to look at progress the region has made advancing children’s health, highlight the power of vaccines, and encourage continued political and financial support for polio eradication.
--Ending polio in these countries—some of which have been polio-free for more than 15 years—forged strong systems that are now being used to advance other health priorities.
--In order to protect gains against polio, we must remain committed to
Dr. Naveen Thacker