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By Guest Author On Thursday, October 24th, 2013
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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 Thursday, October 24th, 2013
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Cameroon reports first polio case since 2009, up to 22 suspected cases in Syria

Today is World Polio Day 2013 and as the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) said, “in 2013, there are reasons both for celebration and concern.” Image/CIA They note that wild poliovirus (WPV) 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 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
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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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