Polio a global health emergency: WHO
WHO may declare Polio a global health emergency.
Why WHO might declare Polio a Global Health Emergency?
- WHO may declare this owing to complacency in efforts to eradicate the virus forever.
- Polio is still endemic to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria because of recent outbreaks in countries once declared polio free.
- Albeit India has achieved success in stopping active polio virus circulation but the threat of importation is still worrying countries across the world.