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Punjab reports first polio case of 2017 LAHORE – The National Institute of Health in Islamabad has confirmed Pakistans first polio case of year 2017 in Lodhran district. This is the first polio case More info @ http://ift.tt/2mbg4m0 Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – http://ift.tt/2cY37pC February 23, 2017 at 07:58AM

Polio then and now – the story of a crippling disease on the verge of eradication A passage in Philip Roth’s novel Nemesis describes the horror of catching polio in the US town of Newark in 1944, when outbreaks of the disease were common and each summer was spent in fear of infection. “Finally the […]

After 36 years, therapy helps polio-affected man walk properly – Times of India NAVI MUMBAI: Thirty nine years old Shashikant Bhoir lost his ability to walk at the age of 3 years after an attack of acute poliomyelitis which affected the lower half of his body. More info @ http://ift.tt/2kee0EE Automated post from Polio Survivors […]

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U.S. Mint brings home two Coin of the Year awards | Coin Update The United States recently earned top honors in two coin-design categories at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. United States Mint officials accepted two Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards on behalf of the nation. The U.S. won in the category […]

U.S. House of Representatives: Stop wheelchair “access aisle” blocking of van accessible parking spots! People in wheelchairs who have lift/ramp access are constantly getting blocked from being able to get back inside their vehicles while parked in “van accessible” handicapped parking spots.  Almost everyone knows by now that those diagonal lines in the area next […]

Want to know what it feels like to be in an iron lung? How can you make people understand today the fear that gripped the UK and US during the 1950s polio epidemic? Roger Frank built his own iron lung and travels with it to help educate people about polio. More info @ http://ift.tt/2kwyjjL Automated […]

Memo to Southern rail: disabled people have lives too | Lucy Webster The announcement by the troubled train company that wheelchair users must book assistance 24 hours in advance is laughable – and outrageous More info @ http://ift.tt/2kqfwVP Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – http://ift.tt/2cY37pC February 03, 2017 at 12:35PM

19 fascinating pictures to remind us what polio used to look like. We are incredibly close to eliminating polio worldwide, thanks to vaccines. More info @ http://ift.tt/1pLf3yh Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – http://ift.tt/2cY37pC February 02, 2017 at 06:43AM

Will Pakistan ever become polio free? And why have repeated polio campaigns have resulted in poor routine immunisation drives? More info @ http://ift.tt/2jwMpit Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – http://ift.tt/2cY37pC January 25, 2017 at 06:43AM

Current news stories that relate to Polio, Vaccines and Living with Disabilities Current news stories that relate to Polio, Vaccines and Living with Disabilities More info @ http://ift.tt/2juexDD Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – http://ift.tt/2cY37pC January 19, 2017 at 06:51PM