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Rotarian’s Primer

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!

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The Life Skills Journey

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 – information for medical professionals

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

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Polio Pioneer Helps Survivors Hold On To Strength : NPR

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

From Rotary Voices

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 […]