Special Article

The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 74, Issue 2, pp 153-160

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Polio eradication in India: The way forward

  • S. K. MittalAffiliated withDepartment of Pediatrics, Max Hospital Email author 
  • , Joseph L. MathewAffiliated withDepartment of Pediatrics, Max HospitalPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research

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Despite remarkable decline in the number of poliomyelitis cases, the dream of polio eradication in India remains elusive. This is despite considerable effort and expenditure for well over a decade. Various reasons have been cited for this and interventions implemented accordingly. None of these seem to have borne fruit. It is appropriate to have a relook at the polio eradication strategies in order to learn from past errors and determine a feasible solution to achieve the goal. This article examines important tissues that hamper the eradication effort and proposes a way forward.

Key words

Poliomyelitis Eradication IPV OPV