A quarter-century campaign brings the world tantalizingly close to eradicating a disease It’s easy not to notice a negative. A house burns down on your block and it’s all you can talk about. But a house doesn’t burn down? Where’s the news? Still, absence can be the stuff of headlines, and that fact has rarely […]
Though hitting the milestone on Friday, it will take two years of monitoring before Nigeria, the last African polio-endemic country, can be certified as free of the virus, Melissa Corkum, chief Nigeria polio spokeswoman at the United Nations Children’s Fund, said in an interview from the nation’s capital, Abuja. The Executive Director of the National […]
Once stigmatized as the world’s polio epicentre, Nigeria on Friday celebrates its first year with no reported case of the crippling disease, having overcome obstacles ranging from Islamic extremists who assassinated vaccinators to rumours the vaccine was a plot to sterilize Muslims. Just 20 years ago, this West African nation was recording 1,000 polio cases […]
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.
The Polio Survivors & Associates Rotary Action Group is also continuing our partnership with Wheels of Hope. Wheels of Hope is a unique 501 (c) 3 international leadership project of the Rotary Club of Traverse City, Michigan, and a partnership agreement with four Rotary Clubs located in Jos, Nigeria. This group is actively seeking contributions […]
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 […]
This project is similar to project #3 in that it includes the purchase of more equipment for the sustainability of the wheelchair shop operated by the Handicapped Advocacy and Rehabilitation Center (HARC) in Jos, Nigeria. This project will cover the cost of construction of 600 bicycle wheelchairs.
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 […]