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The human qualities needed to complete the global eradication of polio

Overview of attention for article published in Bulletin of the World Health Organization, January 2013
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Title
The human qualities needed to complete the global eradication of polio
Published in
Bulletin of the World Health Organization, January 2013
DOI 10.2471/blt.12.111831
Pubmed ID
Authors

Dermot Maher

Abstract

Although the 99% decrease seen in global polio incidence between 1988 and 2000 represented remarkable progress towards polio eradication, tackling the last 1% of polio has proved tantalizingly difficult. Pockets of endemic transmission currently persist both on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan and in northern Nigeria. These pockets have permitted the reinfection of countries that were previously polio-free. Global strategic plans for polio eradication set out the activities, resources and financing needed to overcome the managerial, technical and security challenges faced by those tasked with the interruption of poliovirus transmission. However, polio eradication also depends on the less tangible but equally important human qualities of energy, realism, articulacy, determination, imagination, collaboration, adaptability, tactical awareness, innovation, openness and nimbleness (the initial letters of which give the acronym "ERADICATION"). By paying attention to these human qualities, the stakeholders involved may be more likely to achieve global polio eradication.

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Unknown 48 100%
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Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 April 2013.
All research outputs
#5,421,101
of 17,364,317 outputs
Outputs from Bulletin of the World Health Organization
#1,798
of 3,940 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#49,565
of 161,986 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Bulletin of the World Health Organization
#20
of 44 outputs
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