“Today, India stands on the brink of eradicating polio — arguably the greatest public health achievement in its history. When the polio eradication campaign started in 1988, India was reporting around 500 polio cases per day. Since then, more than 4 million children have been saved from paralysis or death. All our hard work is paying off. But the simple truth is that as long as polio exists anywhere in the world, the threat will persist.