Introducing the European Polio Union(EPU)

The European Polio Union (EPU) is a European umbrella organisation for national organisations that support people who have had polio and for people that are currently coping with Post Polio Syndrome (PPS). The EPU aims, by bringing all those organisations together, to strengthen their force, to learn from each other and to help each other. […]

www.frankdevlyn.org/endpolio

I am sure you will share my enthusiasm for a new website dedicated to information that will help us achieve the $200Million Gates Challenge… The site is www.frankdevlyn.org/endpolio  I urge each of you to check it out… Frank’s webmaster, Harriett Schloer has been a godsend to him since the beginning of his term as RI […]

Keeping current on Polio

For the latest information on polio eradication efforts around the world, we recommend the website Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI): http://www.polioeradication.org/ The website sponsors are the  WHO, CDC, Unicef, and Rotary International

Where do I get help?

PHI (Post-Polio Health International)’s mission is to enhance the lives and independence of polio survivors and home ventilator users through Education, Advocacy, Research and Networking. We have published many articles over the years which discuss options for managing pain and have posted them on our website www.post-polio.org. We recommended the following… Sacroiliac Pain: A Physical […]

Polio Pioneer Helps Survivors Hold On To Strength – NPR story

Morning Edition, May 11, 2009 • Dr. Lauro Halstead is one of only a handful of doctors in the U.S. who specializes in polio — and he speaks to his patients with authority. He was one of the first doctors to publish evidence of a startling medical problem: Twenty-five years ago this month, he presented […]

Virus scare familiar to those who remember polio

By Linda Hersey Contributing Writer SOUTH PORTLAND (May 7): When Penny Pachios Carson grew up in Cape Elizabeth, families avoided crowds because they feared catching polio. [0] So Carson played at the beach instead. No one knew at the time that sewage discharged from town pipes into the bay carried the polio virus. Three Cape […]

Oshinsky Book Frames Fight Against Polio And The Aftermath For Polio Survivors

(The following passages begin on page 282 of the Pulitzer Prize winning book, “POLIO an AMERICAN STORY”, by David M. Oshinsky, George Littlefield Professor of History at the University of Texas.  The book is copyright 2004 Oxford University Press, Inc.) Sometimes forgotten amidst these triumphs and controversies are the lives that were affected most by […]

PSA-Our Passion – Exerpt from Heath and Hunger pamphlet

In downloads is a rewrite of the information that is available in the Rotary Health and Hunger pamphlet.  In it is an over view of the passion of the Polio Survivors & Associates group, summary of projects — past, current and future, a list of things you can do, and additional links. www.rotarypoliosurvivors.com/downloads/Health_and_Hunger.pdf     […]

District 7690

District 7690 has made a significant contribution to help get PSA funded.  Please visit their website and show them support. http://www.rotary7690.org/index.shtm