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Community-Based Rehabilitation

In a global sense, Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) is the primary means by which disabled people in most countries of the world have any access to rehabilitation or disability services. The primary purpose is to ensure people with disabilities realize their rights and responsibilities and have the opportunity of leading lives with dignity.   The Polio […]

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Rotarian’s Primer

Just updated! Our pamphlet “A Rotarian’s Primer on Polio Eradication and Polio Survivor Support” has been written and edited by experts in the field to answer questions about these topics.  Please download a copy and distribute!  

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Survey of Rotarian Polio Survivors

The number one question we are asked is “How many Rotarians are polio survivors?” We are asking each club across the world to let us know how many survivors are in their club.  Please click here to fill out this quick form. We will tally the results and add a map to our site showing […]

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 […]

Rollaball Project Update

In September, we sent our our newsletter with a feature about a video called “Rollaball” about the Ghana skate soccer team.  The good news is that the video has been funded, and the Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group will be listed as an Associate Producer thanks to donations of individual board members. To read the […]

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 […]

Kano Skate Soccer team project

The Kano Polio Victims Trust Association of Kano, Nigeria supports two soccer teams made up of polio survivors.  The Polio Survivors RAG purchased soccer uniforms for these teams in 2008.  These were the first uniforms ever owned by team members.  The joy and pride is evident in the photos shown.  They are a remarkable group […]

PSA Project #3: Bicycle Wheelchairs and Equipment for Bicycle Wheelchair Shop

This project will purchase the equipment and supplies needed to construct 500 wheelchairs for polio survivors in the polio endemic northern Nigerian states of Adamaw, Bauchi, Borno, Gomba, Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Taraba, Nassarawa, Plateau, Jigawa, Yobe, and parts of Kogi.  The wheelchairs will give the polio survivors mobility, as a wheelchair is a first step […]

PSA Project #2: Polio Corrective Surgeries

For this grant the Polio Survivors & Associates Rotarian Action Group collaborated with the RC Delhi Midtown, District 3010 India, District 3450 Hong Kong, RC Queensway, RC Taipei Fujung, RC Taipei Castle, and RC Wanchai along with St. Stephens Hospital in Tis Hazari in the province of Delhi, India to fund corrective surgery and rehabilitation […]