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Africa: Continent Is On the Verge of Reaching a Milestone On Polio but Fight Remains Unfinished

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As the world strives to eradicate polio, Africa may soon reach a major breakthrough in efforts to rid the planet of one of the most devastating diseases of all time. The continent's resilience and strong commitment to stopping the virus overcame tough challenges, and Africa now stands on the threshold of becoming the next region to be declared free of wild polio.

This week, Africa marks an important moment on the path to zero cases: three years since the last case of wild poliovirus was detected. This three-year landmark sets in motion a comprehensive evaluation process by the Africa Regional Certification Commission to determine if the entire World Health Organization (WHO) African region

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