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 […]

March of Dimes-Canada

Polio Canada is here for you. Through five main services, Polio Canada supports and informs the community and health care professionals; polio survivor registry, health care professionals registry, education and information, support groups, and conferences http://www.marchofdimes.ca/dimes/national_programs/national_programs/polio_canada/

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 […]

PolioToday.org

http://poliotoday.org/   PolioToday.org is published by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. This website is designed to raise awareness of post-polio syndrome and to be a resource for polio survivors. Dr. Jonas Salk, who developed the first safe and effective polio vaccine, founded the Salk Institute in 1960.

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:

Introducing the European Polio Union(EPU)

The European Polio Union (EPU) is a European umbrella organisation for national organisations that support people who have had polio and for people that are currently coping with Post Polio Syndrome (PPS). The EPU aims, by bringing all those organisations together, to strengthen their force, to learn from each other and to help each other. […]

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 […]

Keeping current on Polio

For the latest information on polio eradication efforts around the world, we recommend the website Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI): http://www.polioeradication.org/ The website sponsors are the  WHO, CDC, Unicef, and Rotary International

Where do I get help?

PHI (Post-Polio Health International)’s mission is to enhance the lives and independence of polio survivors and home ventilator users through Education, Advocacy, Research and Networking. We have published many articles over the years which discuss options for managing pain and have posted them on our website www.post-polio.org. We recommended the following… Sacroiliac Pain: A Physical […]