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India Reaches Polio-Free Milestone

For three years, India has not recorded a new case of polio, a critical achievement that puts the entire region on target to be certified polio-free. Eradicating the crippling disease from India has been one of the greatest challenges in the global effort, costing $2 billion since 1995. Before then, the disease claimed 50,000 to 100,000 victims every year, according to the World Health Organization, mostly children under five years old. “There were many critics who felt it was...

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