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‘High Time’ To Eradicate Polio

The Nation: Polio eradication: A true story
Tariq Iqbal Bhutta, chair of Pakistan’s National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG)

“With around 40 years of experience in the field of pediatrics and public health, heading different medical institutions in the country, I feel it is my responsibility to provide a true perspective to the anti-polio effort that has saved millions of children from falling prey to permanent irreversible disability. In January 2014, India completed its polio free status. Now only three countries … Pakistan, Nigeria, and Afghanistan are endemic for wild polio virus. … It is high time we all launched a final blitz to eradicate polio forever” (2/1).