Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a paralysing and potentially deadly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5. The virus spreads from person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can then attack the nervous system.
“End Polio Now” is a global campaign aimed at eradicating polio, a highly infectious viral disease that can lead to paralysis and death.
This campaign is led by organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and UNICEF, among others.
The campaign’s primary goal is to raise awareness about the importance of polio vaccination and to secure the necessary resources and funding to eliminate polio from the world. Significant progress has been made in reducing the incidence of polio, with many countries declared polio-free.
However, the disease still persists in a few regions, and ongoing efforts are crucial to completely eradicate it.
End Polio Now
It’s important to continue supporting initiatives like “End Polio Now” to ensure that polio is completely eradicated, and future generations are protected from this devastating disease.
Closer than Ever
Efforts to end polio include mass vaccination campaigns, surveillance to detect and respond to outbreaks, and community engagement to ensure that all children are vaccinated.
These efforts have made a substantial impact, and the world is closer than ever to achieving the goal of a polio-free world.