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Three steps closer to a polio free Africa

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 01 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:0110363c
  1. Andrew Moscrop1
  1. 1Edinburgh

Last month witnessed the final effort in a massive three stage polio vaccination campaign in war torn central Africa. Tens of thousands of door to door teams will complete the last of three synchronised rounds of national immunisation days in Angola, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), and Gabon.

The campaign has been coordinated by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, a collaborative group comprising members of WHO, Unicef, Rotary International, and …

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