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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 underserved places on the planet. To get each vaccine safely to children everywhere, all manner of transport is used – from donkeys to motorbikes to helicopters – to reach those living in remote areas, in conflict zones or difficult terrain.

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