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Vaccines can help save lives, prevent disability

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Thirty years ago, the 41st World Health Assembly committed the World Health Organisation to an audacious goal: eradicating polio by the year 2000.

The massive global polio eradication campaign worked to a great extent because there was a cheap, effective vaccine.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 16, 2018, with the headline Vaccines can help save lives, prevent disability. Subscribe