World Polio Day: Global effort to eradicate the disease.

Polio is infectious, can cause paralysis, and has no cure.

Significant progress with over 99% reduction in cases since 1988.

Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) vital in reducing cases.

Challenges remain, including vaccine hesitancy and conflict zones.

COVID-19 added complexity to polio eradication efforts.

Strong healthcare systems and global cooperation are crucial.