• NIGERIA GOES ONE YEAR SINCE LAST POLIO CASE


    This achievement could signal the world will soon see a polio-free Africa, a significant global health milestone.


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Celebrating and Sustaining a Polio-Free India 

Since World Health Organization (WHO) certified the South-East Asia Region, polio free on March 27, 2014, the India National PolioPlus Committee’s “Keep India Polio-Free” campaign has continued regular immunization campaigns. The campaign relies on the support of entire communities, religious groups, and political bodies.

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CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM FOR NIGERIA’S MILESTONE

July 24, 2014 marks the last case of wild polio reported in Nigeria, the only remaining endemic country in Africa. While this milestone marks a major achievement for global polio eradication efforts, we must remain cautiously optimistic.

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ROTARY RELEASES US$34.8 MILLION TO END POLIO WORLDWIDE

The fight to eradicate polio gets an additional $34.8 million boost from Rotary in support of immunization activities and research to be carried out by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

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ROTARY CELEBRATES THREE DECADES OF POLIOPLUS


This year marks the 30th anniversary of Rotary's PolioPlus program. Read about the start of the program and our commitment to end polio globally.

 


At the age of 2, I contracted Polio. At this time, outbreaks were common with approximately 350,000-400,000 cases being reported yearly.  From being a young boy I felt I had to prove myself and use fame as an opportunity to raise awareness for people with disabilities and change engrained perceptions that disabled people are ‘social parasites’, ‘beggars’ and ‘cursed’. This is my story.
At the age of 2, I contracted Polio. At this time, outbreaks were common with approximately 350,000-400,000 cases being reported yearly.  From being a young boy I felt I had to prove myself and use fame as an opportunity to raise awareness for people with disabilities and change engrained perceptions that disabled people are ‘social parasites’, ‘beggars’ and ‘cursed’. This is my story.
At the age of 2, I contracted Polio. At this time, outbreaks were common with approximately 350,000-400,000 cases being reported yearly.  From being a young boy I felt I had to prove myself and use fame as an opportunity to raise awareness for people with disabilities and change engrained perceptions that disabled people are ‘social parasites’, ‘beggars’ and ‘cursed’. This is my story.
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