ANGOLA: Polio Campaign

The Angolan government is preparing to renew efforts to eradicate polio with support from global partners, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has made polio eradication its top priority.

Angola succeeded in stamping out polio for three consecutive years at the beginning of the century, but a strain of the virus prevalent in India reappeared in 2005 and has since spread to the neighbouring countries of Namibia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and theRepublic of Congo. In 2010, 32 people in Angola contracted the highly infectious, non-curable disease, which can cause total parAdd a custom formalysis in hours.

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