Good news for India and world as UNICEF has recently published a news release entitled “India no longer a polio-endemic country“. India has successfully completed 3 years without any polio case on 13th January 2014. Earlier in 2009 India has registered half of the world’s polio cases and after running large campaign and awareness programs, India achieved this status. Polio and health issue was always terrible for Indian population, but today the awareness of the people and involvement in polio campaign helped India to achieve this goal.
“India’s success is arguably its greatest public health achievement and has provided a global opportunity to push for the end of polio,” said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan.
On 25th February, 2012 India achieved a major milestone with the World Health Organization (WHO) by striking it off the list of polio indigenous country after the result of not a single case registered in one year. It was really a huge achievement for India in polio campaign.
On 13th January 2011 India reported last polio case in West Bengal when 2 years old girl was paralyzed by polio.
India Officially Declared Polio Free Country by UNICEF. This will definitely increase the confidence of Indian health department and all those people who involved in the awareness campaign. Indian government, Indian volunteers, Hospitals and Indian superstars like Amitabh Bachchan who also awarded by UNICEF for his awesome work in polio awareness campaign.
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