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What it Will Take to End Polio

Franklin Roosevelt never knew the Pakistani babies battling polio today, but he knew their pain. The world is fighting to end that suffering forever

FDR’s Polio: The Steel in His Soul

Disease can break a lot of people. As a new film by Ken Burns and an exclusive video clip show, it helped make Franklin Roosevelt

Why Polio is Doomed and Gun Violence Isn’t

It shouldn't take too much courage to stop a scourge that is killing children. Washington's gun cowards could take a lesson from the heroes battling polio

Pakistan Says 2 Died in Attack on Polio Workers

(PESHAWAR, Pakistan) — A Pakistani police official says an attack on a team of polio workers has killed two people, revising a higher toll that was initially...

How India Fought Polio — And Won

A sprawling country with a massive population pulled off one of the greatest public health coups in history

Polio And Politics

A great scourge might soon be gone, but war, mistrust and even the death of Osama Bin Laden could get in the way the children in gadap town like to play tea...

The Final Battle Against Polio?

The poliovirus is tantalizingly close to being eradicated, but Pakistani extremists are standing in the way

At the U.N., a Vow to Eradicate Polio by 2015

Peter Salk and Aseefa Zardari never met before today, but they have an odd and very significant thing in common: both of them were inoculated against polio by...

Setback for Nigeria's Polio Fighters

In Nigeria's arid north these days, it may as well be 2003 all over again. This month, news began to circulate that a recent polio outbreak in the predominantly...

What's Behind India's Outbreak of Polio Paranoia

It's hard to imagine that anyone could object to a campaign to eliminate polio — a disease that maims, paralyzes, and even kills its victims, who are...