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On 19 September 2019, a polio outbreak was declared in the Philippines after a 3-year-old child and several environmental samples tested positive for polioviruses. Fifteen other children have been paralyzed by polio since the outbreak started.

To protect children from lifelong paralysis due to polio, vaccination rounds have been conducted in parts of the country. The vaccination rounds have been rallying health workers, local leaders, partners and volunteers - all working together to reach every child for life-saving polio drops. 

Among our #HeroesEndingPolio are village health workers and the local leaders and volunteers who join them in vaccinating children in communities, surveillance officers and laboratory workers who monitor polioviruses and health communicators who ensure parents and caregivers receive the right information about polio vaccines.

Know more about our everyday heroes and their stories to #EndPolio. Here are some of their experiences from the 2019 to 2020 polio outbreak response:
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