Saturday, 23 July 2011
By now we have seen the ads telling us we are "this close". In my view we risk becoming complacent about the future if we accept this without thinking further about what it really means. The only acceptable solution is to have zero cases of polio, hence the name. Without Polio Zero we are committed to a costly holding program simply to stay where we are, or we relax our efforts and see everything done to date go to waste, including the realistic possibility of a recurrence in our own country. My adoption of "Polio Zero" is as a reminder of the ultimate aim, something to plan for.