Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 3rd, 2002
The World Health Organization (WHO) decided to organize its "mop up" campaign after a family from Niger brought a sick child to the nearest clinic, which happened to be in Burkina Faso.
"As a result of this case, and as part of the standard procedure for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the mop-up campaign was planned, targeting 294,000 children in Niger and 218,000 in Burkina Faso,"...
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