Science in 5: Will the world eradicate polio in 2023?

WHO and partners are aiming to interrupt all remaining transmission of poliovirus in 2023. Will the world eradicate this debilitating disease in 2023? How far have we come in our efforts and what will it take to bring the cases down to zero? WHO’s Aidan O’Leary explains in Science in 5.

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Message by the Director of the Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals at WHO – April 2023

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