Tasty Treats Help Rotary Push Cause to End Polio

Beyond Polio 03 Oct , 2016 0 comments Blog

Hundreds of community members gathered for the 12th annual Taste of the Abingtons, a fundraiser held by the Rotary Club of the Abingtons in Clark Summit, Pennsylvania. The annual event features food and wine from local producers, and the money raised will go toward funding research and other efforts in the fight to end polio […]

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CDC: Race, Mysterious Polio-Like Disease on the Rise

Beyond Polio 02 Oct , 2016 0 comments Blog

Over the past several months, cases of a rare polio-like illness have been diagnosed in children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Called acute flaccid myelitis, the disease affects the nervous system, in particular the spinal cord, and is believed to be linked to viral infections, although […]

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Barang People End Boycott of Anti-Polio Campaign

Beyond Polio 30 Sep , 2016 0 comments Blog

The people of Barang Tehsil of Bajaur Agency, an agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan, have agreed to get their children vaccinated against polio. The group agreed to allowing the immunizations after being assured by community leaders that damaged roads in the area would be repaired. According to one local health […]

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Erna Solberg: United Nations Must Work to Eradicate Polio

Beyond Polio 19 Sep , 2016 0 comments Blog

In an op-ed, Erna Solberg, prime minister of Norway and co-chair of the U.N. Secretary General’s Sustainable Development Goals Advocacy Group, discusses the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The agenda is a “plan of action for people, planet, and prosperity” whose mission it is to increase the quality of life of people worldwide, according to […]

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How Boko Haram Is Keeping Polio Alive in Nigeria

Beyond Polio 15 Sep , 2016 0 comments Blog

Just a year after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Nigeria polio-free, several new cases of the disease cropped up in the African nation, and officials are shifting their focus to ensure that more cases don’t appear. All three cases were confirmed in areas of the Borno state liberated from Boko Haram, an Islamic militant […]

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When Life Gave Her Polio, She Smiled Back at It

Beyond Polio 12 Sep , 2016 0 comments Blog

At the age of three, doctors diagnosed Srilatha KS with polio. Now 33 years old and living in Bengaluru, India, she recalls how the diagnosis changed her life. Today she works for IBM India and won the “Miss Beautiful Smile” title at the Miss Wheelchair India pageant in 2015. She recalls that being hired by […]

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