|Description:||This laboratorian was conducting polio-related research, using a microscope during her investigation.|
The picture was captured during a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Global Polio Eradication Effort, which was based on sending public health workers out into the rural, underdeveloped area of the World, seeking out the unvaccinated, educating these inhabitants, and vaccinating those still unprotected against the paralytic poliovirus.
This image is from the 1989 Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Polio Eradication Field Guide. Beginning in 1988, the efforts of the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and UNICEF, through the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, has lead to the foreseeable global eradication of this viral disease. Regions that include northern India, northern Nigeria, and the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, are still “epidemiological challenges”.
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