Op-Ed Examines Reasons Why India’s Polio Effort Was Successful
New York Times: An End to Polio in India?
Esha Chhabra, freelance journalist
“…The success of India’s polio effort has turned it into a blueprint for large-scale health campaigns. Now India is using what it did with polio to boost rates of routine vaccinations. … The Indian government has pitched in over $2 billion to the campaign; other polio-endemic countries have not gotten this kind of financial support. But the government went beyond money. It collaborated in building an infrastructure that collected data at the smallest possible level, powered by the input of over 2.3 million health workers nationally…” (3/5).