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 […]

European Polio Union and PSA RAG join forces [Press Release]

Press Release by EPU/RAG on co-operation to assist Polio Survivors Poliomyelitis is a disease that is on the edge of eradication in the world thanks to the combined efforts of Rotary International, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (& other generous funders), together with […]

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ADA

Here are some quick articles and links talking about the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), which celebrated its 25th anniversary on July 26, 2015. Introduction to the ADA The ADA Home Page provides access to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations for businesses and State and local governments, technical assistance materi… View on www.ada.gov And […]

Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act

Link: http://www.ada.gov/ada_intro.htm Introduction to the ADA The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to […]

This Is How Nigeria Beat Polio | TIME

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]