WHO advocates $5.5B plan to eradicate polio

04/4/2013 | National Public Radio

A plan costing $5.5 billion would eliminate polio and the need for vaccination campaigns while securing vaccine stockpiles in case the virus re-emerges, the World Health Organization says. The number of polio cases has steadily declined worldwide, and the WHO's Global Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan aims to eradicate the virus by 2018.

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