The Global Polio Eradication Initiative has been led by the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Rotary International, and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in partnership with national governments. Through the efforts of these organizations, since 1988, new cases of paralysis have dropped from 1,000 a day to fewer than 2,000 a year. Today, the Initiative has focused much of its attention on Northern Nigeria, where eradicating this disease has been extremely difficult.
Reporter: Chris Williams
Editor: Sam Lavine