New six-year plan to eradicate polio by 2018

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A young child receives polio drops in Pakistan

A new comprehensive six-year plan to eradicate all polio has been presented by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative at the Global Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The new plan capitalizes on the best opportunity to eradicate polio, with the number of children paralyzed by the disease at the lowest level ever: just 223 cases in 2012 and only 19 so far this year.

Sona Bari from the World Health Organization (WHO) explains the six-year plan to UN Radio's Patrick Maigua in Geneva.

Duration: 4'51"

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