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Polio Pioneer Helps Survivors Hold On To Strength : NPR

People come from around the world to see Dr. Lauro Halstead. He’s one of only a handful of doctors in the U.S. who specializes in polio, and he was one of the first to spread the word about post-polio syndrome, a condition that affects polio survivors. Halstead has special insight into the challenges of the […]

Rotary International Observes World Polio Day [2015]

“Yes, Virginia, polio is still here”, but it is now in full retreat.” In June 1948 the PILOT featured a story about a young Aberdeen mother, Lib Monroe, who had just been diagnosed with polio; a few days after her baby son, Robbie, had been admitted to the local hospital with polio.  A shocking and […]

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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!  

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 […]

From Rotary Voices

How polio changed my life Posted on February 7, 2013 by Rotary International  (Permalink: http://blog.rotary.org/2013/02/07/ironlung/) Pulmão de Aço (Iron Lung), published this year in Brazil, tells the story of Eliana Zagui, a polio survivor who has lived for decades in a hospital in Brazil. By Eliana Zagui, author of Pulmão de Aço (Iron Lung) Before […]

Breathing and Sleep Symposium for Polio Survivors

The Salk Institute has posted the video from the Breathing and Sleep Symposium on their website at www.poliotoday.org. We received this note from Gladys: “I have watched the presentation all the way through again, and the information that was shared by our presenters is extremely valuable for all polio survivors to see…not just those with […]

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 […]