The World Health Organisation has been striving to eradicate Polio and has been getting closer to this goal every year. To raise awareness about the steps that WHO has taken and what we as individuals can do to help end polio, World Polio Day is celebrated on October 24 everywhere.
Polio – it was once known as an extremely common infectious disease that hampered the lives of millions of children across the world.
World Polio Day 2020 date
World Polio Day 2020 will be celebrated on October 24. This annual commemoration aims to raise awareness on all the steps that the WHO has already taken and the key achievements in this mission to put an end to this prevalent infectious virus.
World Polio Day history
Polio has been especially prevalent in developing and underdeveloped countries with higher population. In fact, India has been free of this endemic as recently as 2012, and in 2014 WHO announced that almost 80% of the world is free from Polio.
It is at this time that we need to work more vigilantly to reach the goal of living in a polio-free world.
World Polio Day significance
Polio has been affecting the lives of millions of kids and can easily be prevented with timely consumption of the Polio vaccine. To raise awareness of this simple step that can be taken to prevent a life filled with challenges, tackling polio, World Polio Day was started.
On this day, not only do activists raise awareness on the steps that we need to take to eradicate polio, but also discuss the key achievements that various organisations working for this cause have accomplished.