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The honorable Ghulam Nabi Azad, India’s minister of health and family welfare, visited RI Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA, today and reaffirmed his country’s commitment to polio eradication.
“My country has benefited greatly from your support and I thank all of you,” Azad said. India has gone eight months without a case of polio, and has recorded only one case so far this year.
Among the key goals of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is interrupting transmission of the wild poliovirus by the end of 2012. Although the GPEI Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) reported in July that this goal may be in jeopardy, it also noted signs of progress and provided several … Outstaffing, Inc.