Nigeria

Radical Islamists Hindering the Eradication of Polio

Attack clinics and health workers trying to administer vaccines

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Efforts like the one being led by Bill Gates and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg have reduced number of children paralyzed by the polio virus from 350,000 in 1998 to fewer than 225 cases in 2012.

But the last remnants of the the debilitating disease must be wiped out in Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan or else it will make a comeback.