Campaign to vaccinate West African children against polio

03/2/2009 | Reuters

A $67 million campaign is underway to vaccinate 53 million West African children against polio in an attempt to raise immunity in one of the virus' last bastions. "The plan is to reach every child, even in the most rural areas or in the most populated urban areas," said a spokeswoman for UNICEF, which, with the World Health Organization, has spent $6 billion for 20 years working to eradicate the disease.

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