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10 facts on polio eradication

A health worker, carrying a cold box containing oral polio vaccine, visits a remote village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
WHO/Christine Lamoureux

Every child must be vaccinated to eradicate polio

This includes those living in the most remote and/or underserved places on the planet. 'Days of Tranquility' are negotiated so that vaccination teams can reach children living in conflict zones. All manner of transport is used – from donkeys to motorbikes to helicopters – to reach children in remote areas or difficult terrain.

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