Just a generation ago Polio was a scourge that killed millions of people around the world. Today a polio free world is within reach, with only two countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan, still grappling with the crippling virus. But with the spread of refugees from those war torn countries in the Middle East, there’s a risk polio could once again be on the rise. The Turnbull Government has announced that it will be cutting funding for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative by 25 per cent this year.

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