Just published: ‘Polio Eradication was an Ideological Project’

Posted on 20 December 2012

Professor William Muraskin’s opinion piece published in the British Medical Journal

‘Polio Eradication was an Ideological Project’, an opinion piece on polio eradication by Professor William Muraskin, was published yesterday in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). The article is available via the BMJ website. It argues that polio eradication “had little to do with the priorities of most developing countries where polio was endemic. It was more to do with the ideology of a small number of powerful and well placed players in global public health”.

Professor Muraskin's latest book on the subject ‘Polio Eradication and Its Discontents’, is part of the New Perspectives in South Asian History series published by Orient BlackSwan and co-edited by the Director of the Centre for Global Health Histories, Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya. Further information on ‘Polio Eradication and Its Discontents’, as well as other books in this series, is available via the CGHH’s publications page.