The plan's US$5.5 billion budget over six years requires sustaining current yearly spending to eradicate polio. The new plan's budget includes the costs of reaching and vaccinating more than 250 million children multiple times every year, monitoring and surveillance in more than 70 countries, and securing the infrastructure that can benefit other health and development programs."Today we have the fewest cases in the fewest places ever, making it critical to use the best opportunity the world has ever had to put an end to this terrible, preventable disease," said Anne Schuchat, M.D., head of the Center for Global Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Global Leaders Support New Six-Year Plan To Deliver A Polio-Free World By 2018
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