The surge to end polio NOV 22 2013
From Wired's Matthieu Aikins: The Surge.
In 1988 there were 350,000 cases of polio worldwide. Last year there were 223. But getting all the way to zero will mean spending billions of dollars, penetrating the most remote regions of the globe, and facing down Taliban militants to get to the last unprotected children on earth.
See also: Imagining a post-antibiotics future.