World Polio Day: World Health Organization Announces Over Ninety Percent Decreases In Polio Case
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 25, 2022
In commemoration of the World Polio Day, the World Health Organisation has said that global efforts have achieved over ninety-nine point nine percent decrease in polio cases since 1988.
The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, who disclosed this in a message to mark the World Polio Day said twenty million children have been spared disability and are walking.
The theme for this year, “World Polio Day 2022 and Beyond: A healthier future for mothers and children”, kicked off with discussions in Geneva between WHO, Rotary International and polio experts, to consider future efforts to continue the decades-long collaboration against polio.
The United Nations body noted that at the end of the first quarter of 2022, WHO announced the successful closure of thirty-two outbreaks in ten countries. However, it said, there are ongoing outbreaks that demand vigilance.
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