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2 February 2006: Egypt is now polio-free

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A toddler receives an oral polio vaccine at a UNICEF-supported health centre in Cairo, the capital. Thanks to the Government’s commitment and years of hard work by thousands of health workers and vaccinators, Egypt is now polio-free.

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Production date: recent

Duration: 2:07

Keywords: UNICEF, children, polio, Egypt, vaccine

Main shooting locations: Various cities in Egypt

Main sequences: For the first time in 5000 years, Egypt is a polio-free country.  The announcement was made today by UNICEF and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, just over 12 months after Egypt recorded its last polio virus. Thanks to years of hard work by tens of thousands of health workers and vaccinators, Egypt is no longer a reservoir for the polio virus. 

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