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 […]

What makes polio an emergency?

On the 25th of May, the World Health Assembly declared polio a programmatic emergency for global public health. The Global Poverty Project interviewed Bruce Aylward, assistant director-general at the World Health Organization (WHO)Why now?Three things were driving the ministers of health of the world in declaring polio an emergency: first – on a positive note […]

Keeping current on Polio

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