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Global Polio Eradication
Thursday, August 19
8:30am to 10:00am (1.5 flex hours)

presented by Henri Migala,
Workshop Number: CC-F-500
Location: F-518

In 1980, the World Health Assembly officially endorsed the global eradication of smallpox. In 1988, the World Health Assembly voted to next eradicate polio from the planet with a target date of 2000. In 2010 there are still a few hundred cases of polio in the world. This presentation will provide an overview of the global polio eradication program, with a specific focus on Nepal (where the presenter worked as an advisor/consultant to the Government in Nepal and helped organize efforts to immunize 3,000,000 children in 3 days).






Revised   September 16, 2013
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