Tag archive for ‘Rotary International’
By The Dispatch On Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
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Rotary responds to polio emergency in Syria

Rotary International will provide a US$500,000 emergency response grant to support efforts to quell a recent outbreak of the crippling disease polio in strife-torn Syria. The funds are the first to the World Health More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Why I became a Polio Ambassador

By Archie Panjabi When I was 10 years old, I had an opportunity to stay in my parents’ homeland, India, for a period of two years. Coming from England, it was a huge cultural shock. But it was also a great experience More...

By Robert On Sunday, October 20th, 2013
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My Brush with Polio

By Polly Hincks Polio is a mystery. In its time it brought terror. It indiscriminently struck with minor flu-like illness in one person, death to the person next door, paralysis of the muscles in a leg or shoulder, More...

By Robert On Saturday, October 19th, 2013
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A look at the global polio situation: Horn of Africa outbreak, the three remaining endemic countries

As of this writing, there has been 296 polio cases reported globally–99 cases from the three remaining endemic countries and 197 from the current Horn of Africa outbreak. Image/Rotary International To discuss More...

By Guest Author On Friday, October 18th, 2013
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Running the distance for polio eradication

By Tanya F. Wolff I am not a runner. I can jog. I can walk and I can hike. I do these things for those in the world who cannot. Image/Rotary International The PolioPlus program was already in effect when I joined More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Polio eradication has helped define who we are

By Jennifer Jones I was perhaps six or seven when I began to wonder why my grandmother walked differently – why she had one leg that was shorter than the other? As I would later learn, she was a polio survivor More...



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