Today, Sabin Executive Vice President Dr. Ciro de Quadros published an op-ed in the Huffington Post discussing the power of vaccines in the fight against polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases.
"Now is the time to harness the power of vaccines to end polio for good. Today, I'm proud to join hundreds of scientists, doctors and technical experts from around the world to endorse the Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication. The Declaration urges full funding and implementation of the World Health Organization (WHO)'s new Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan, which provides a clear path forward to achieve polio eradication by 2018," he says.
He also emphasizes the critical role polio eradication will have in strengthehing immunization systems:
"The true legacy of eradicating polio will be to boost immunization across the board."