Getting to zero: Rotary’s stubborn campaign to rid the world of polio Humanosphere podcast, Tom Murphy talks with Carol Pandak, director of Rotary’s PolioPlus program. Pandak describes where the eradication effort stands today and what is needed to get to zero new cases. More info @ http://ift.tt/2qBjz7J Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group […]

When Disability Is Misdiagnosed as Bad Behavior There’s no one way to look or be disabled. When someone asks for an accommodation, believe them. More info @ http://ift.tt/2q29IGx Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – http://ift.tt/2cY37pC May 11, 2017 at 01:23PM

Polio heroes

The Guardian Aminu Ahmen el Wada is fighting to eradicate polio in Nigeria. After losing the use of his legs to polio as a child, he now makes hand-operated bikes for polio survivors across Kano, northern Nigeria, where he lives. He has set up a polio survivors support group in the city, and in his […]

How polio still affects survivors decades later The challenges of dealing with the aftereffects of polio when the disease has been eradicated for decades. More info @ http://ift.tt/2qZEoWu Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – http://ift.tt/2cY37pC May 10, 2017 at 08:40AM

Where polio hides For a 13-month-old boy whose family lives in northeastern Nigeria, escaping Boko Haram was only the beginning of a long, difficult journey. More info @ http://ift.tt/2ppaLxe Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – http://ift.tt/2cY37pC May 07, 2017 at 07:24PM

A post-polio syndrome primer on the lasting effects of the virus Between 1917 and 1953, more than 10,000 Canadians were infected with polio. But for some of those who survived, a dark legacy of the virus survived with them — post-polio syndrome. More info @ http://ift.tt/2qKagON Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) […]

Responding to a Polio Outbreak Anytime a child is paralysed by polio in any country, the World Health Organization moves fast to stop the virus. From gathering information to coordinating … More info @ https://youtu.be/CtHbk0GL6sE Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – http://ift.tt/2cY37pC May 03, 2017 at 01:06PM

Michel Zaffran on Twitter “Proof that #VaccinesWork! 16 million walking is something to celebrate! @WHO @UNICEFpolio @EndPolioNow https://t.co/cg8QMeB8Kg #EndPolio https://t.co/CEVoq6FFBx” More info @ https://twitter.com/michelzaffran/status/859426291531100160?s=09 Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – http://ift.tt/2cY37pC May 03, 2017 at 12:47PM

Tiwa Savage Joins Rotary for Polio Eradication – Business Post Nigeria By Dipo Olowookere Nigerian music star, Tiwa Savage, has been announced as the new celebrity ambassador of Rotary for the eradication of polio in the society. Rotary started an awareness campaign for the eradication of polio it tagged ‘This Close’ and to achieve this […]

Polio: Health organisations call for final push to eradicate the highly contagious disease “I have to be careful, my legs collapse, down I go, and bang…” More info @ http://ift.tt/2oY8QzG Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – http://ift.tt/2cY37pC April 30, 2017 at 12:30PM