Polio eradication: placing health before conflict

lundi, 04 août 2014 04:14

In a recent interview with Reuters, Bill Gates was optimistic that efforts to eradicate polio in Nigeria could result in the country being declared free of the disease by 2018. Although a commendable goal, ongoing violence in Nigeria makes this timescale unrealistic. National polio eradication efforts have already been hindered by local insurgency groups, and, until health is prioritised over conflict, polio will continue to spread between those who are vulnerable.

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