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. […]

Celebrating Polio Free in South East Asia

Here are some great links and pictures of the news about South East Asia being certified as Polio Free! WHO Issues Update on Polio Outbreak in the Middle East http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2014/03/who-issues-update-on-polio-outbreak-in-the-middle-east.aspx How India won over polio drop by drop https://uk.news.yahoo.com/india-won-over-polio-drop-drop-083049841.html#Vyr3h4v From the EndPolioNow twitter feed: .@BillGates congratulates @Rotary members for their tireless efforts to end polio […]

Post-Polio Health International Conference

Many of our members belong to Post-Polio Health International.  Here’s information on their upcoming conference: Meet Us in St. Louis! May 31 – June 3, 2014 Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch Program for Promoting Healthy Ideas: PHI’s 11thInternational Conference (Updated 1-27-14) Registering for Promoting Healthy Ideas: PHI’s 11th International Conference Reserving a Hotel Room […]

PSA groups support End Polio Now

PSA is starting a new project.  As announced in our November 2013 newsletter, we want all our members worldwide to participate in creating a public awareness project that would involve Rotary Clubs working with existing Post-Polio support groups or polio survivors. We want you to make a presentation of the End Polio Now pins to […]

Anticipating Outbreaks on the Path to Eradication

posted from Impatient Optimists, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation HAMID JAFARI July 30, 2013 The final push to end polio is the largest and most complex disease eradication effort in history. As the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) carries out the Polio Endgame and Eradication Strategic Plan, a six-year program to achieve a polio-free world by […]

Polio Eradication Suffers A Setback As Somali Outbreak Worsens

(reprinted from NPR.org) Somalia hadn’t had a case of polio for nearly six years. But in the past few months, the virus has come back. Now the East African country has the worst polio outbreak anywhere in the world. Twenty new cases of polio were reported this week in Somalia by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. That […]

A Conversation With: Polio Expert Naveen Thacker

From New York Times/ International Herald Tribune, India Edition October 24, 2012 A Conversation With: Polio Expert Naveen Thacker By PAMPOSH RAINA Courtesy of Dr. Naveen ThackerDr. Naveen Thacker, Standing Committee Member of International Pediatric Association. India appears to have succeeded in the fight against polio, with no new cases reported in the country since […]

Wheels of Hope has new video

One of PSA’s partners has created a new video highlighting what wheelchairs and mobility devices can mean for polio survivors in Nigeria.  Please share this video with your contacts.  If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them to this thread.