A polio survivor dreams to end polio for good
January 20, 2016
Polio survivor Ian (John) Ruggles shares how he dealt with the disease and why he joined his local Rotary club.
Ironman Athlete and Polio Survivor reflect on India's Success
January 15, 2016
Minda Dentler, Ironman athlete, polio survivor and mother, reflects on India's success in going five years without a polio case.
Rotary gives US$35 million to end polio worldwide
January 13, 2016
Rotary announces $35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio. In 2015, the world saw historic progress against the paralyzing disease, with just two countries – Afghanistan and Pakistan – reporting a single strain of the wild virus. If the current momentum is strengthened, this year may mark the last case of wild poliovirus.
A Rotary Passage to India
December 28, 2015
David Goodstone, writer for Rotary International, traveled to India with polio survivor and Ironman athlete Minda Dentler to take part in immunization campaigns and to meet polio survivors and vaccine partners.
US Government approves $228 million in funds for polio eradication
December 18, 2015
The US Congress has approved a total of $228 million for the 2016 federal budget to support global polio eradication efforts in continuation of the country’s longstanding leadership in the fight to end polio. The funding represents a $10 million increase over the level of funding provided in fiscal year 2015.