Posted by Joyce Graff on Jul 31, 2020

The worldwide PolioPlus program has been responding to COVID-19. The community of health workers, the surveillance system, and health-care supplementation, created to help us in the eradication of polio, is a powerful engine, primed to work on any biological threat. The PolioPlus engine stopped Ebola in its tracks in Africa. Today, that engine is being used to effectively halt the spreading of COVID-19 in the countries where PolioPlus has teams.

We are preparing an informational program to relay the importance of funding the PolioPlus program to eradicate polio. The program will also to give the world the tools, procedures, and local connections needed to combat outbreaks of other diseases.

As a result, our District PolioPlus Committee is looking for three more committee members, to help structure the program and create a powerful program. If interested, or for more information, contact Committee Chair Joyce Graff,  a member of the Rotary Club of Brookline, at or 617-835-6949.

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