To contact the lead partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative:


Rotary International

Centers for Disease Control


© Sebastião Salgado

Democratic Republic of Congo

A child is immunized against polio in a canoe on the Congo River near the city of Kisangani. During the August 2001 National Immunization Days, health workers monitor major rivers for child travellers who would otherwise be missed in the 'door-to-door' effort to reach 12 million Congolese children who are under age five.