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Book and Media Reviews
June 27, 2007

The End of Polio: Behind the Scenes of the Campaign to Vaccinate Every Child on the Planet

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Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Fishbein Fellow.

JAMA. 2007;297(24):2767-2772. doi:10.1001/jama.297.24.2767

“As an international community, we have few opportunities to do something that is unquestionably good for every country and every child, in perpetuity.” With these words Margaret Chan, the newly elected Director-General of the World Health Organization, opened an urgent stakeholder consultation on February 28, 2007, to rescue from skeptics what has been described as the most ambitious international health effort in history—the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).

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