Short film showcases importance of polio vaccination
September 17, 2014
The film, which encourages people to vaccinate against polio, is being shown to groups of laborers in Pakistan.
The short 2.5 minute film gives a glimpse into the life of taxi driver who regrets not having his daughter vaccinated and reveals life from the point of view of his daughter, now crippled by polio.
Rotary staff member Tom Woods helps fight polio
September 16, 2014
Rotary staff member Tom Woods prepares to join five fellow Rotary staff members and Rotary General Secretary John Hewko for the Miles to End Polio cycling event at El Tour de Tucson to fundraise for polio eradication.
ROTARY SUPPORTS WHO DIRECTOR-GENERAL’S PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY FOR POLIO
August 5, 2014
In May, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the international spread of polio a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), and issued a set of recommendations to all polio-impacted countries. On 31 July, the situation was reassessed and the Director-General has declared polio remains a public health emergency.
Lawnmower Ride to End Polio
August 5, 2014
Craig Alford, a member of the Rotary club of Armadale, traveled 2,800 km across Australia on his ride-on lawnmower. Why? To raise awareness and funds for Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign.
Rotary releases US$43.6 million to fight polio in Africa, Asia and the Middle East
July 9, 2014
The fight to end polio will receive an additional US$43.6 million boost from Rotary in support of polio immunization activities, surveillance and research to be carried out by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.