This image was captured in 2011, by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Communication Specialist, Alan Janssen, MSPH, during his tour of India, whereupon, he reviewed the communications elements of the polio eradication program in that region. In this particular view, a young Indian boy was photographed as he was receiving his oral polio vaccine from a trained eradication team vaccinator. See 18248 for a view of this boy having his left pinkie finger marked, after he had received the vaccine. On March 27, 2014, former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden, and senior CDC immunization staff were present when India, along with the other 10-countries of the South East Asia Region, was certified polio-free. The country was once considered the most complex challenge to achieving global polio eradication.