2013 National Security and International Affairs Medal Recipient: Hamid Jafari

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Jafari provided innovative leadership and technical expertise for an ambitious initiative that delivered nearly 1 billion doses of the polio vaccine to 172 million young children in India each year between 2008 and 2011, reaching high-risk populations and stamping out the debilitating disease. He is now heading the effort to eradicate polio in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria.