5 Key Facts: Spotlight on Polio

In 1988, polio was endemic in 125 countries and paralyzing an estimated 350 000 children every year (close to 1000 cases a day) (25). In that year, the World Health Assembly (WHA) passed a resolution calling for global eradication of the disease by 2000. Read the full WHO State of the World's Vaccines and Immunization Report here. In 1988 the …