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Until poliovirus transmission is interrupted in these countries, all countries remain at risk of importation of polio, especially vulnerable countries with weak public health and immunization services and travel or trade links to endemic countries. Its goal is to eradicate polio worldwide. Who we are Our Mission. Endemic Countries Afghanistan Nigeria Pakistan. Women on the Frontlines of Polio Eradication.

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