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TED Talk discusses the movement to eradicate polio

In this TED Talk, Bruce Aylward, MD, describes the movement to eradicate polio for good. The virus has nearly been wiped off the map, but it still exists in some parts of the world - and it's still a devastating disease. Here, Aylward challenges the audience to make its eradication the scientific miracle of this century.

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