Polio goes to TED

The ‘TED Talks’ are well known for presenting “ideas worth spreading” – one of which is the incredible worldwide effort to eradicate polio.

Dr Bruce Aylward, then Director of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, was invited to speak at TED2011 by guest host Bill Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr Aylward has recently taken on the position of Assistant Director-General at the WHO, elevating polio eradication to the centre of a new cluster designed to facilitate national and international cooperation in order to provide healthcare to the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach populations.

View the TED talk.


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