Europe ten years polio-free

By Urs Herzog, past governor of District 1980 (Switzerland) and a polio survivor This week marks ten years since the World Health Organization certified the European region polio-free. As a Rotarian and a polio survivor, I celebrate how far we’ve come, and recognize the work that still lies ahead to make sure no child suffers […]

What makes polio an emergency?

On the 25th of May, the World Health Assembly declared polio a programmatic emergency for global public health. The Global Poverty Project interviewed Bruce Aylward, assistant director-general at the World Health Organization (WHO)Why now?Three things were driving the ministers of health of the world in declaring polio an emergency: first – on a positive note […]

Rotary clubs to host polio awareness dinner

What a great idea to start something like this in your community! He was the first of 27 in Midland to catch polio in the year 1948. Donald DeVore said he had spent the summer with his father in Lorenzo and a lot of time in swimming pools while there. That’s where he believes he […]

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 […]

Polio survivor is devoted to immunizing and educating

By Christina Macone-Greene SPECIAL TO THE UNION-TRIBUNE Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 12:02 a.m. ESCONDIDO— Jack Campbell didn’t celebrate his sixth birthday with a party like most kids do. Instead, polio confined him to an iron lung for a month at Los Angeles County Hospital. That was before Jonas Salk developed the polio vaccine in […]

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/

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

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     […]

The Final Inch – Award Nominated Documentary available online

http://www.hbo.com/docs/programs/thefinalinch/video.html On Saturday, April 18, HBO will rebroadcast “The Final Inch”, an academy award-nominated documentary about polio in India . UNICEF India assisted with the making of the film. The HBO web site provides the following summary: Nearly 50 years after a vaccine for polio was developed in the U.S. , the polio virus still […]