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Polio Eradication

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A procession of school children creates social mobilization for EPI during Immunization Week.

There has been intensive effort to eradicate polio from Bangladesh. Indigenous transmission of wild poliovirus has been controlled for the last 3.5 years through National Immunization Days (NIDs) and the establishment of a certification standard surveillance system.

With the last case of wild polio virus transmission recorded in August 2000, Bangladesh has progressed towards polio-free status. Successful National Immunization Days (NIDs), emphasis on the Expanded Programme On Immunization (EPI), and continuing Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance, all need to be maintained in order to achieve certification of the country as polio-free, as there still is wild polio virus transmission across the border with India.



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