Maintaining polio eradication in India: physicians play key role in countering parental misconceptions

When India was struck from the list of polio-endemic countries by the World Health Organization (WHO) in February 2012, the hard-won designation was one of India’s greatest public health accomplishments. Now, the focus has shifted from achieving eradication to maintaining it.


"It was an important accomplishment for India to be removed from the WHO list of polio-endemic countries. Now, Indian physicians can help maintain this status by helping in strengthening routine immunization and continue to advocate polio immunization."
-Naveen Thacker, MD, FIAP, director, Deep Children Hospital and Research Centre, Gandhidham, India; past president of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics; and member of mdCurrent-India's Editorial Advisory Board


"It was an important accomplishment for India to be removed from the WHO list of polio-endemic countries," said Naveen Thacker, MD, FIAP, whose efforts were pivotal to polio eradication in India. "Now, Indian physicians can help maintain this status by helping in...

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