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ROTARY HONORS U.S. CONGRESSIONAL POLIO ERADICATION CHAMPIONS

Rotary recognized five members of Congress for their support of the humanitarian service organization’s top priority to eradicate polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still paralyzes children in parts of the world today.

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CANADA & THE POLIO STORY: A WILL, A WAY, AND A HEALTHIER WORLD

What connects $40 million, breakthroughs for global public health, and the future of Pakistan and Afghanistan’s children? The answer is Canada, which holds a special place in my heart.

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CHANGING A COMMUNITY, ONE PERSON AT A TIME

Rotary member Siddhartha Bose recalls an occasion when it was particularly difficult to convince a community that the polio vaccine is not only safe, but necessary.

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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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