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1. To improve lives.
16 million people are walking today who would have otherwise been paralyzed.
2.  To invest in the future.
If polio isn't eradicated, within 10 years, as many as 200,000 children could be paralyzed by it each year.  A polio-free world will be a safer world for children everywhere.
3.  To improve child health.
Polo surveillance networks and vaccination campaigns also monitor children for other health problems like vitamin deficiency and measles, so they can be addressed sooner.
4.  To save money.
A polio-free world will save the global economy $40-$50 billion in health costs within the next 20 years.
5.  To make history.
Polio eradication would be one of history's greatest public health achievements, with polio following smallpox to become only the second human disease eliminated in the world.