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Rotary Fellowships’ annual activities support polio eradication efforts

By Ellina Kushnir, RI Programs staff

Besides organizing projects related to their hobbies and recreational activities, many Rotary Fellowships demonstrate their commitment Service Above Self… 311 more words


Rotary flame arrives in São Paulo

On 27 March 2014, India, a country of more than one billion people, was declared polio-free. To mark this milestone, the Rotary Club of Madras, India, launched the Rotary flame, which has traveled through several continents on its way to the 2015 Rotary Convention in São Paulo. 10 more words


The Future of Vaccination: Part 2 - Global, Community and Individual Challenges

In this video by VaccinesToday, experts from vaccine research and industry fields at the World Vaccines Congress 2013 in Lille, France are asked about their views on the future of vaccine research. 704 more words


Jonas Salk: 'Can you patent the sun?'

I haven’t been part of any wars or events that will end up being considered momentous but for one.

When my twenty year old was still a toddler, he was part of the Pulse Polio campaign in India in 1995-1996 aimed at immunising all Indian children under five. 222 more words


Global Polio Eradication Initiative Alive and Active in South Sudan

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) was formed in 1988 with the collaboration of Rotary International, the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF, Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and in more recent times the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 520 more words

The End Of Polio

STOPping Polio WIth Melis

STOPping Polio with Melis on National Immunisation Day (NID) in South Sudan

For a National Immunisation Day (NID) it was an unusually late start to the day compared with other countries I have done these campaigns and also considering the daily temperature in Juba, South Sudan almost always peaks above 40°C. 879 more words

Putting it All Together (with bumps)

Hi Folks Far and Wide!

It has been a cruising start to the year with youth empowerment work in Malaysia, family and fun in Australia, creative conversations for Polio Points, dengue fever throughout my body and also in preparation for departure for Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) program in South Sudan very soon… 399 more words