Spencer Trask Joins UNICEF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Support 5th Annual World Polio Day

Beyond Polio 23 Oct , 2017 0 Comments Blog

Spencer Trask & Co. will again join UNICEF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a sponsor of World Polio Day on Oct. 24, 2017. This is the fifth year of the event hosted by Rotary International. World Polio Day is an opportunity for the 33,000 Rotary clubs around the world to focus on the eradication of polio. Rotary has been […]

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How this Beaufort County Group is Still Fighting to Rid the World of Polio

Beyond Polio 23 Oct , 2017 0 Comments Blog

Helen Ryan, retired principal of Hilton Head Island High School, and Brian Julius of Hilton Head each have their own harrowing experiences of life with polio. Both are Rotarians focused on ridding the planet of the debilitating disease. In 1988, when Rotary International and the World Health Organization formed the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, there were […]

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Spencer Trask Joins UNICEF and CDC as Sponsor of 4th Annual World Polio Day Event

Beyond Polio 25 Oct , 2016 0 comments Blog

Spencer Trask & Co., a privately held advanced technology development company, today announced it will join UNICEF and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a sponsor of the 2016 World Polio Day event hosted by Rotary International on October 24. This is the second year the company is sponsoring. World Polio day is an opportunity […]

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Rotary, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Raise $99 Million to Fight Virus in Nigeria

Beyond Polio 16 Oct , 2016 0 comments Blog

Rotary International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have raised $99 million in the fight against polio in Nigeria, according to a Rotary district governor. The governor made the announcement to a group of journalists over the weekend, adding that the two organizations remain committed to tackling polio, especially after several cases were reported […]

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Health Workers Race to Vaccinate 41 Million Children Against Polio in Lake Chad, West Africa

Beyond Polio 11 Oct , 2016 0 comments Blog

In West Africa’s Lake Chad, health officials have launched an ambitious drive to vaccinate 41 million children in the area. Approximately 39,000 health workers have been sent to neighboring areas, including Nigeria, Niger, and Cameroon, to take on the mass endeavor, according to UNICEF. In addition to administering polio vaccinations, workers will be helping children […]

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What If We Fail to Eradicate Polio?

Beyond Polio 10 Oct , 2016 0 comments Blog

Global health officials agree that eradicating polio isn’t a “done deal.” In fact, in 1999 the world was on track to defeat polio in its entirety by 2000, but due to commercial concerns at the time, namely vaccination manufacturers decreasing production for fear that no one would buy it after 2000, polio remains a leading […]

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