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World Polio Day 

Join Rotary on World Polio Day, October 24, for a live-streamed global status update on the fight to end polio. Guests will include Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners, celebrity ambassadors, polio survivors and special guests. Tune in at 6:30 CT to watch the live event and take part in the conversation.

TO PROTECT PROGRESS, WHO DECLARES SPREAD OF POLIO AS PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

Rotary supports the WHO Director-General’s recommendations that describe polio as a public health emergency of international concern.

Southeast Asia is polio-free. What does it mean for global health?

On March 27th the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia region was declared polio-free. Why does it mean for global health?

Spotlight

Meet Kristin Brown


Rotary member Kristin Brown is leading a team of six Rotary staff members to bike hundreds of miles to fundraise for polio eradication.

 


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.
Kristin Brown helps Rotary fight polio

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