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In this 2012 photograph, Adamu Ali carries his 4-year-old son, Omar, who was stricken with polio earlier that year. They live in the Nigerian village of Minjibir. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Nigeria Is On The Verge Of Bidding Goodbye To Polio

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 of Guinea worm patients Sadia Mesuna (right) and Fatawu Yakubu at a center for patients in Ghana. Louise Gubb/Courtesy of The Carter Center hide caption

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The documentary film, "Every Last Child," chronicles the efforts to eradicate polio in Pakistan. Women play a key role — they're welcome in homes to share information, while men are not. Courtesy of "Every Last Child" hide caption

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A child receives a polio vaccine during National Immunization Days in the Nigerian city of Kano. Diego Ibarra Sanchez /Courtesy of Rotary Foundation hide caption

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A health worker vaccinates a child during a polio campaign in Bannu, Pakistan, June 25. The Taliban threaten to kill vaccinators and parents who immunize their kids. A Majeed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Helping Children, Despite Death Threats: A Vaccinator Explains

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Usman (right), 7 months, and Abdullah (left), 18 months, are held by their mothers while they wait to receive the polio vaccine at the Jalozai refugee camp near Peshawar, Pakistan. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images hide caption

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Polio's Surge In Pakistan: Are Parents Part Of The Problem?

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During nationwide polio campaigns, hundreds of thousands of health workers go door to door, giving children two drops of the polio vaccine. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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The Hidden Costs Of Fighting Polio In Pakistan

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A health worker gives a child the polio vaccine in Bannu, Pakistan, June 25. More than a quarter-million children in Taliban-controlled areas are likely to miss their immunizations. A. Majeed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication

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On the outskirts of Islamabad, a Pakistani health worker vaccinates an Afghan refugee against polio. Muhammed Muheisen/AP hide caption

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The Comeback Of Polio Is A Public Health Emergency

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By ensuring vaccines are invented and distributed, Bill Gates says, his foundation is dramatically reducing the number of childhood deaths in poor countries. Marie McGrory/NPR hide caption

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Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home

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A child receives a polio vaccine Sunday in Kano, Nigeria. The country is the primary source of the virus in Africa but appears to be making progress against the disease; the current outbreak in Cameroon that has spread to Equatorial Guinea came by way of Chad, not Nigeria. Sunday Alamba/AP hide caption

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Polio Hits Equatorial Guinea, Threatens Central Africa

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A boy waits to get vaccinated at an anti-polio campaign in Moradabad, India. Michaeleen Doucleff/NPR hide caption

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After Ending Polio, India Turns To Stop Another Childhood Killer

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