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'Endgame' strategy aims to end polio outbreaks in 2014

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A new strategy for ending polio worldwide aims to boost security for violence-plagued vaccine workers and halt polio outbreaks by the end of next year, global health authorities said Tuesday. 

Afghan women wait to receive polio vaccination for their children at a clinic on the outskirts of Herat on March 11, 2013. A new strategy for ending polio worldwide aims to boost security for violence-plagued vaccine workers and halt all polio outbreaks by the end of next year, global health authorities said Tuesday.

The latest plan to eradicate polio, endorsed by the World Health Organization, is designed to capitalize on momentum against the crippling disease and formally declare all parts of the world polio-free by 2018.

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