The following talk by Dr Bruce Aylward was filmed in February 2011 at Longbeach, California, and posted on TEDTalks in May 2011.  TEDTalks are © TED Conferences LLC but are generously distributed under a Creative Commons (CC) license which means the video can be shared on our site.

Bruce Aylward is a Canadian physician and epidemiologist who heads the polio eradication programme at WHO, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). Polio is almost completely eradicated. But as Dr Aylward says: Almost isn’t good enough with a disease this terrifying. Dr Aylward lays out the plan to continue the scientific miracle that ended polio in most of the world — and to snuff it out everywhere, forever.

You can download the transcript of this talk here.

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