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World Polio Day

The US Government Must Continue to Lead Efforts to End Polio

Justine Lucas | Posted 10.23.2016 | Impact
Justine Lucas

In the past 27 years, the global community has made enormous progress toward seeing a world without polio. Today, on World Polio Day, we celebrate that fewer children than ever before must live with the scourge of this disease.

Mom Has Helped Vaccinate More Than 95 Percent Of Kids In Her Area

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact

Whenever a new family moves to town, local officials immediately alert Halima Ibrahim Zubair, 37, who’s known around these parts as “Maman Polio...

Watch Polio Disappear From 125 Countries

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.24.2015 | Impact

Saturday marks World Polio Day and health advocates have good reason to celebrate considering that cases have decreased by more than 99 percent in les...

How to Kick Polio: My Stroll with Kelechi Uhegwu

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 07.21.2016 | Black Voices
Ebenezar Wikina

World Polio Day is slated for October 24th but I think this stroll cannot wait till then. Kelechi was diagnosed with polio when she was just over 1 year old, and three decades after that diagnosis she tells me how she's been able to surmount the challenges life has brought her way.

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...