On April 12, 1955, Dr. Jonas Salk announced that his new heat-killed vaccine was safe and effective. In the 1950s, 200,000 children a month succumbed to polio. Today, there are only a few in the entire world. Rotary has been a major factor in this public-health revolution, a fact for which we can all be proud.
Rotary's End Polio Now effort has been a major factor in helping those who have had polio, to deal with its resurgence as they age. Let's not forget them, and donate to Rotary's Polio Plus campaign. Your contributions are greatly appreciated
Individual Foundation donations are very welcome. For The Rotary Foundation Donation Form, with the “Individual” and “Polio Plus Fund” boxes highlighted, click here.
Thanks very much for your help. I would appreciate suggestions for raising our donation levels.
Worth a listen
A recent science podcast interviewed Dr. Jay Wenger, MD (shown, right), director of polio-eradication efforts of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It is one of the best descriptions of the program that I have heard – and is worth a listen.
Virtual-reality films bring a new dimension to polio fight
At this year’s World Polio Day celebration in Atlanta, Rotary harnessed the power of virtual-reality technology to build empathy and inspire action in our fight to eradicate polio.
To watch the video of World Polio Day in Atlanta, click here.
If you are had an event for World Polio Day (or Week) last fall, please send me a brief description. We are keeping track of the events.
Carl Good III, chair of the District Polio Subcommittee, may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.