India: from challenge to champion in the fight against polio

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A child is immunized against polio (file photo).

India, which was once considered the most challenging place on earth for polio eradication, will soon celebrate three years without a single reported case of the disease.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says pending final clearance of laboratory samples from India this month, it's expected that the entire South-East Asia region will be certified as polio-free.

Patrick Maigua in Geneva asked Olivier Rosenbauer, spokesperson for WHO's Global Polio Eradication Initiative, about this milestone achievement for India.

Duration: 5’09″

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