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About us 

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is a public-private partnership led by national governments and spearheaded by the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Its goal is to eradicate polio worldwide.


Boy with withered legs looks on as his friends play football

    At a glance: the Global Polio Eradication 

  • 4 spearheading partners
  • 200 countries involved
  • 20 million volunteers
  • Over 2.5 billion children immunized
  • US$ 10 billion international investment
  • Goal: a polio-free world
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is working to make
sure no child will ever again know the crippling effects of polio.
Sephi Bergerson


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