Angola celebrates a year with no new polio infections

Angolan baby during a polio vaccination

August 10 marks a year that Angola has remained polio-free, moving the country and the world closer to total eradication.

Only three countries remain endemic – Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

In recent years, Angola has made significant progress in the fight against polio.

But that was not always the case, as Koenraad Vanormelingen, the UNICEF Angola Representative, told UN Radio’s Gerry Adams.

Duration:  2’34″

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