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BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 20 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:482

Polio can be eliminated in two years: With a forceful vaccination campaign poliomyelitis can beeradicated within two years, according to the World Health Organisation's director general, Dr GroHarlem Brundtland. She said that $370m (£230m) was needed to carry out the remaining vaccinations and that a world free of polio would save $1.5bn a year …

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