Just updated for 2018! 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!
A big post-polio conference being held in our country, just up the road in Sydney? You really want to go but … The event, organised by Polio Australia, was the 2016 Australasian-Pacific Post-Polio Conference with guest speakers, polio experts, coming from around the world. Chatting on Facebook, an American polio friend asked if I was […]
Post-polio Syndrome. PPS information; neurological condition Post-polio syndrome (PPS)- onset of new deterioration in function may occur many years after recovery from acute poliomyelitis. Postpolio syndrome information More info @ https://ift.tt/2yaORXx Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC June 14, 2018 at 01:48PM
Improving health outcomes for Australia’s polio survivors Source: Polio Australia – Polio Health – Improving health outcomes for Australia’s polio survivors Another great resource for polio survivors! Let us know what you think about this site.
Polio survivors contend with emergence of new disabilities decades after being treated for the disease. Source: Polio survivors face new disability – SciDev.Net South-East Asia & Pacific
People come from around the world to see Dr. Lauro Halstead. He’s one of only a handful of doctors in the U.S. who specializes in polio, and he was one of the first to spread the word about post-polio syndrome, a condition that affects polio survivors. Halstead has special insight into the challenges of the […]
Poliomyelitis, or Polio, as it is more commonly known, is one of the world’s best known diseases. Having famously been contracted by Frida Kahlo, Neil Young and even Franklin Roosevelt, Polio was endemic throughout much of the 20th Century. However, one of the most successful vaccination campaigns in history has all but seen off Polio, […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]