Polio eradication in the South-East Asia Region The lesson: it can be done
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AbstractIn March 2014, the countries of the WHO South-East Asia Region celebrated the successful completion of a long journey to eradicate polio. This is a testimony of the capacity of the countries in this Region to work together for a common goal. The solidarity amongst the Member States is to be sincerely acknowledged and truly appreciated. This remarkable chapter in public health history would not have been written without the commitment of the 11 Member States, both in policies and resources, and the sustained efforts to get the job done, and done well. Further, there are many partners whose financial and technical contributions were instrumental in achieving this success. Above all, the thousands of frontline health workers, volunteers and community members in the countries of this Region deserve to be congratulated for their relentless hard work, dedication, patience and perseverance over the many years taken to get to this point. This is a victory earned and won by the Member States, partners and the thousands of committed frontline health workers who made it happen.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2014). Polio eradication in the South-East Asia Region The lesson: it can be done. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205651