A GP guide to the challenges of polio eradication

Is the end of polio in sight? Despite a decades-long international effort, several challenges stand in the way of achieving global eradication of the poliovirus

Need to know:

  • An international effort to eradicate the polio virus has now been underway for two decades, involving a massive push to vaccinate children worldwide.
  • There has been a 99.9% reduction worldwide in polio cases since 1988, with many regions, including the Western Pacific, declared polio free.