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Polio vaccination work in Pakistan

Scientists of the world unite on polio eradication

By Professor Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. This blog post was first published in the Guardian Friday 12 April 2013. I have spent my career seeking to understand and tackling deadly viruses, from ebola to HIV. But polio stands out because, unlike these diseases, we already hold the key to its eradication: effective vaccines. Vaccines successfully defeated polio in Europe more than a decade ago, and today we have an unprecedented opportunity to end the disease globally. Read more