Ban on polio vaccinations in Pakistan

With the fight on polio seemingly making large strides worldwide as of late, some countries are heading in the opposite direction.  This past weekend, a Pakistani Taliban commander has banned polio vaccinations in North Waziristan, in the tribal belt, days before 161,000 children were to be inoculated.  His actions were in retaliation against frequent drone attacks by the United States …

End Polio now and how Disney & the Oscars played their role–by John Hewko

John Hewko, the CEO of Rotary International, started his presentation at the World Vaccine Congress Washington this past April with a very nicely put together video about how close the world actually is to eliminating Polio as a disease (watch the video here). His presentation gave us an overview of the important work all 34,000 Rotary clubs do worldwide to …

@JohnHewko @Rotary talked about eradicating #polio at #wvcusa

Eradicating diseases: Is the case of Polio Eradication out of reach? The global eradication of poliomyelitis is a public health effort to eliminate all cases of poliomyelitis (polio) infection around the world. The global effort, begun in 1988 and led by the World Health Organization, UNICEF and The Rotary Foundation. This question has been discussed  at the World Vaccine Congress …