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Achieving polio eradication in India: What’s next?

Introduction India was officially declared polio-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 25 February, 2012, as there were no reported cases of wild poliovirus in the past year [1]. Credit for this success goes to the oral polio vaccine (OPV) and the health personnel involved in this mass vaccination… 

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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… 

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Review identifies gaps in pediatric immunization rates in India

According to the most recent National Family Health Survey (NFHS), less than half of all Indian children aged 12 to 23 months are fully vaccinated against tuberculosis, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, and measles. In an effort to understand the gaps in vaccination coverage, a recent systematic review published in the… 

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