Polio Plus Update - March 14, 2017
TO END POLIO NOW, The Key Is Follow-Through
By Carl Good III
In order to End Polio Now, the key is follow-through. Don't pull back when you are about to win. If we give up now, all would be lost.
Do the right thing: Donate as a club and/or an individual to Rotary's Polio Plus campaign in order to End Polio Now. The key is follow-through.Don't pull back when you are about to win. If we give up now, all would be lost.
To donate to and learn more on End Polio Now, click here
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.
Dr. Wenger discusses the history of wild poliovirus, including its devastating medical effects as well as the incredible success of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. (Oral polio vaccination has reduced cases around the world by 99.9 percent since 1988.) In addition, they focus on new cases in Nigeria, and why it is more important than ever to focus on final eradication efforts. To support the End Polio Now effort, click here.
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.
Learn more about the films, click here.
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.