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Polio this week as of 16 September 2015

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  • Pakistan launched a nationwide polio campaign this week to vaccinate more than 35 million children in 163 districts of the country. Approximately 200,000 polio workers are participating in the polio campaign, during which Vitamin A will also be distributed. More
  • As progress continues to be made towards polio eradication, surveillance is increasingly one of the most important things the programme can do to protect children against every last poliovirus. Read more about how surveillance works here.
  • The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is proud to partner with the Global Citizen Festival on 26 September, featuring Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Pearl Jam and other headliners to help fight extreme poverty and inequality around the world, and support approaches that will make life more sustainable for people and the planet.