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!  

How South-East Asia became polio-free

This has been a great month: South-East Asia has become Polio Free. This article appeared in the Rotary Blog and we wanted to share it with the PSA members. SOUTHEAST ASIA DECLARED POLIO FREE Schoolchildren participate in a rally organized by Rotary members in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, celebrating the country’s achievement of polio eradication. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fundraising Ideas

From Meghan McCarthy, Coordinator Rotary’s $200 Million Challenge- Consider these ideas for creative fundraisers that have proven successful for clubs and districts:

www.frankdevlyn.org/endpolio

I am sure you will share my enthusiasm for a new website dedicated to information that will help us achieve the $200Million Gates Challenge… The site is www.frankdevlyn.org/endpolio  I urge each of you to check it out… Frank’s webmaster, Harriett Schloer has been a godsend to him since the beginning of his term as RI […]