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Gates to VOA: Nigeria Can Defeat Polio Despite Challenges

The co-founder of Microsoft Foundation, Bill Gates, has expressed optimism that Nigeria will be able to defeat polio, despite intense challenges that make it hard to immunize children in the most vulnerable areas. Gates told VOA's Africa 54 program Wednesday that two newly reported cases of polio in Nigeria are "a disappointment" after so much success — not only in Africa, but in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the only other countries where polio is still endemic. "Our...

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