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Noncompliance in Polio Eradication: COMPASS Takes on the Cause

In launching the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988, the World Health Assembly was poised to finish off polio as a world health problem. At that time, 1,000 children became paralyzed daily, and 125 countries were endemic. Today, only Nigeria, India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan are endemic, but the presence of the Wild Polio Virus in these large populations threatens to re-infect neighboring countries, as well as their own children.

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