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. […]

Celebrating Polio Free in South East Asia

Here are some great links and pictures of the news about South East Asia being certified as Polio Free! WHO Issues Update on Polio Outbreak in the Middle East How India won over polio drop by drop From the EndPolioNow twitter feed: .@BillGates congratulates @Rotary members for their tireless efforts to end polio […]

A Conversation With: Polio Expert Naveen Thacker

From New York Times/ International Herald Tribune, India Edition October 24, 2012 A Conversation With: Polio Expert Naveen Thacker By PAMPOSH RAINA Courtesy of Dr. Naveen ThackerDr. Naveen Thacker, Standing Committee Member of International Pediatric Association. India appears to have succeeded in the fight against polio, with no new cases reported in the country since […]

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 […]

The Final Inch – Award Nominated Documentary available online On Saturday, April 18, HBO will rebroadcast “The Final Inch”, an academy award-nominated documentary about polio in India . UNICEF India assisted with the making of the film. The HBO web site provides the following summary: Nearly 50 years after a vaccine for polio was developed in the U.S. , the polio virus still […]