Polio in Angola The BBC's Greg Barrow reports from Luanda on efforts to eradicate polio in Angola. The project, backed by the United Nations and private funders, is part of a campaign to erase the disease from the planet by next year. But in countries torn by war, such as Angola, it's going to be nearly impossible to reach that goal. Health workers can't get the needed vaccine to many who need it, and the economic devastation wrought by the fighting prolongs the conditions that cause the disease.
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Polio in Angola

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Polio in Angola

Polio in Angola

Polio in Angola

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The BBC's Greg Barrow reports from Luanda on efforts to eradicate polio in Angola. The project, backed by the United Nations and private funders, is part of a campaign to erase the disease from the planet by next year. But in countries torn by war, such as Angola, it's going to be nearly impossible to reach that goal. Health workers can't get the needed vaccine to many who need it, and the economic devastation wrought by the fighting prolongs the conditions that cause the disease.