World Polio Day 2018

In 2018, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative marked its 30-year anniversary. In the last 30 years, the world has made incredible strides toward the goal of achieving a polio-free future.

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Ramesh Ferris is a 36-year-old polio survivor who was born in Coimbatore, India. At the age of six months he contracted polio and his legs were paralyzed for life. At the age of one Ramesh’s birth mother Lakshmi, unable to care for him, placed him in an orphanage.

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