India Polio Free

It's official: India is no longer polio-endemic, leaving just three countries left to conquer.

It was a much-anticipated moment. Weeks after India marked 12 months in which no child had been afflicted with polio, the World Health Organization notified the national authorities that India was officially removed from the list of countries with active transmission of endemic polio. India’s success leaves only three countries remaining polio-endemic. Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.

The Health Minister lauded the strong and effective polio partnership - with Rotary International at the forefront of espousing polio eradication, WHO setting new standards in surveillance and UNICEF helping prove that it is possible to overcome fears and resistance with highly imaginative communication and advocacy strategies.