Warapnong Ponde receives a polio vaccination. Photo: AFP

Polio returns to Papua New Guinea, prompting a rush to restart vaccinations after child left paralysed

  • Papua New Guinea, which today has a population of around 8 million people, thought it had eradicated the wild variant of the virus in 1996, and was certified polio-free in 2000
  • World Health Organisation experts estimate well over 10 million cases of polio have been averted worldwide since widespread vaccination began two decades ago, a 99 per cent reduction
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Warapnong Ponde receives a polio vaccination. Photo: AFP
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