How South-East Asia became polio-free

This has been a great month: South-East Asia has become Polio Free. This article appeared in the Rotary Blog and we wanted to share it with the PSA members. SOUTHEAST ASIA DECLARED POLIO FREE Schoolchildren participate in a rally organized by Rotary members in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, celebrating the country’s achievement of polio eradication. […]

Breathing and Sleep Symposium for Polio Survivors

The Salk Institute has posted the video from the Breathing and Sleep Symposium on their website at www.poliotoday.org. We received this note from Gladys: “I have watched the presentation all the way through again, and the information that was shared by our presenters is extremely valuable for all polio survivors to see…not just those with […]

Polio: The Irrversible Mistake

Ray Taylor has updated his PowerPoint presentation “Polio: The The Irreversible Mistake”. Click here to download the PowerPoint from our Downloads section. As part of the presentation, a new video has been produced. It has been uploaded to YouTube to help educate all regarding Polio and the Polio Survivors and Associates Rotary Action Group. You […]

March of Dimes-Canada

Polio Canada is here for you. Through five main services, Polio Canada supports and informs the community and health care professionals; polio survivor registry, health care professionals registry, education and information, support groups, and conferences http://www.marchofdimes.ca/dimes/national_programs/national_programs/polio_canada/

PolioToday.org

http://poliotoday.org/   PolioToday.org is published by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. This website is designed to raise awareness of post-polio syndrome and to be a resource for polio survivors. Dr. Jonas Salk, who developed the first safe and effective polio vaccine, founded the Salk Institute in 1960.

Fundraising Ideas

From Meghan McCarthy, Coordinator Rotary’s $200 Million Challenge- Consider these ideas for creative fundraisers that have proven successful for clubs and districts:

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. […]

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 […]