Jan 22, 2015 • 16M

#196: How Syria Beat Its Polio Outbreak

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Some of the world's great changemakers join host Devin Thorpe to share leadership lessons you can use to increase your impact.
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January 9, 2015 - Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://onforb.es/1DDknWr. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwitunes or on Stitcher by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwstitcher. The battle to eradicate polio from planet is at once entirely global and at the same time a very individual process–every single child must be immunized. Between those two extremes are regional battles to control outbreaks and prevent children from being paralyzed. On October 29, 2013, the first case of polio was reported in Syria after an absence of 14 years. The conflict in Syria was devastating to public health, reducing routine immunizations from 99 percent to 52 percent. By the end of April of 2014, 36 children in Syria and two in Iraq were paralyzed, but the outbreak appears to have been controlled due to massive efforts on the ground. Please consider whether a friend or colleague might benefit from this piece and, if so, share it.