These health care workers were attending a training session that had been hosted by Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) team members, and the district's public health practitioners. The objective was to train these participants as to the protocols associated with Indian's polio immunization program.'The first STOP Team consisted mostly of Centers for Disease Control (CDC) staff members who were U.S. citizens, i.e., 22 of 25 team members. Over time, there has been a steadily increasing involvement by citizens from the world community. It is now a truly global effort with STOP Team members reflecting the international commitment to polio eradication. International bridges are being built and global connections made among public health professionals through the STOP Team initiative that will continue long after the polio virus is gone.'
CDC/ Chris Zahniser, B.S.N., R.N., M.P.H.
December 4, 2012
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