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Eradicating polio

Somalia, 2013: A girl receives a dose of oral polio vaccine during an emergency immunization campaign against the disease, in Somaliland. In May 2013, Somalia experienced its first case of polio since 2007. The country continues to suffer an active outbreak of the disease. Sustained global commitment to eradicating polio has prevented 10–13 million children from contracting the disease and averted 1.5 million child deaths since 1988.

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