“We have the means to finish the job. We can make history. Or we can fail to seize the moment. Lest history judge us harshly, let a polio-free world be our legacy to the next generation of children.” UNICEF’s Tony Lake, 24 October 2012.
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This year, for the first time ever, India has been declared polio free. But there’s still work to do in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria, where polio is still endemic.
Read the complete statement from UNICEF Executive Director Anthonny Lake: http://www.unicef.org/media/media_66236.html
Pictured, children from Madhya Pradesh in India receive polio drops. The blue ink on the child’s finger signifies that she has just been vaccinated against polio.
© UNICEF/INDIA2010-00482/Gurinder Osan