Donors pledge $2.6 billion for ‘last mile’ of polio eradication

FILE PHOTO: A child receives free polio vaccine during a government-led mass vaccination program in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) – Donor governments and philanthropists pledged $2.6 billion on Tuesday to help fund a worldwide polio eradication plan that has taken decades to reach what global health specialists say is now the “last mile”. The funding – almost of half of which came in a single donation from the Bill & Melinda Gates […]

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