This image depicts a gathering of surveillance workers, supervisors, and other public health staff, meeting with a medical officer at the Manoharpur community health center. The preparedness for polio campaign was held on January 19, 2014 in Manoharpur, in the West Singhbhum district, of Jharkhand.
”Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. There is no cure, but there are safe and effective vaccines. Therefore, the strategy to eradicate polio is based on preventing infection, by immunizing every child in order to stop transmission, and ultimately make the world polio free."
"In 1988, the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution for the worldwide eradication of polio. It marked the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), spearheaded by national governments, CDC, Rotary International, WHO, and UNICEF, with substantial support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.” See the link below, for more information on the World polio eradication efforts.