Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Eradication of Polio

As there is for smallpox, an immunization thechnology is also available to achieve global eradication of polio.
Only 784 cases were reported worldwide in 2003, compared with 350,000 in 1988. As estimated two billion children have been immunized since 1988, with the cooperation of twenty million volunteers and international funding on the order of $3 billion.

- The End of Poverty, Jeffrey D. Sachs
20 million volunteers. We're a 6 billion people.
We can change the face of the world if we cooperate.
We can end poverty if each one of us takes it as a personal cause.
We can turn dreams into reality if we put others first.

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