I was born in Mumbai, India — a beautiful country rich in culture and landscape. But for all its wonder and charm, India is also a country where from 150,000 to 200,000 people were afflicted by polio in the mid-1980s and, even as recently as 2009, was home to nearly half the world’s new polio cases.
Polio is a debilitating disease. It attacks the nervous system and can lead to partial or full paralysis for life, and in some cases, even death.
But, the great news is that today, India and Southeast Asia were officially certified by the World Health Organization as being polio-free — a momentous achievement for global public health and the worldwide effort to eradicate polio.… Seguir leyendo »