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World Polio Day

World Polio Day Cuts Through the Clutter

John Hewko | Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact
John Hewko

Amid a calendar jammed with scores of so-called awareness days, World Polio Day -- observed on October 24 -- is among the most significant and important of this year.

We Can't Let Up Against Polio

John E. Lange | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
John E. Lange

World Polio Day, which we recognize on October 24, is a reminder that even though this disease is gone from the United States, it must not be forgotten. Diseases like polio and measles continue to cripple and kill children in other parts of the world.

A Shot to Save the World Premiers on the Smithsonian Channel for World Polio Day

Michael Rose | Posted 12.24.2013 | Impact
Michael Rose

Two things terrified Peter Hamilton as a child: a disaster overcoming his family, and polio. Remnants of that fear and the relief at being vaccinated triggered an emotional connection when he saw an early version of the film about scientist Jonas Salk's struggle to find a vaccine to stop polio in the 1950s.

World Polio Day: 10 Facts You Didn't Know

Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 10.24.2012 | Impact

With polio 99 percent eradicated worldwide, global health advocates say an end to the disease is in sight, and they are asking for help with the other...

How You Can Help: On World Polio Day, Eradicate The Disease That's 99 Percent Gone

Posted 12.25.2011 | Impact

Polio is one of a limited number of diseases that can actually be eradicated. And the world is this close to making that a reality. Polio, a disease...