Welcome to our first monthly programme of the District 1100 eClub, each week we will build up a series of information, ideas and activities on The Rotary Foundation’s work to help in the project to eradicate Polio. Working towards preparation for our Club to do something on International Polio Day 24th October.
This is also posted on our News Update Pages, as we want visitors to be able to join in with the ideas, it will than be up to us as a Club to ensure we put the ideas into action, to help raise funds that are urgently needed. We are this close to achieving the goal of eradicating Polio from the world.
Please watch the video from the Rotary International Convention in New Orleans, which gives a clear taster of what has been achieved so far and shows how close the world is to eradicating Polio.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbivoKXy04A&w=560&h=345]
Members and visitors please post your ideas this week, so we can work towards deciding how to progress our efforts to help in the eradication of Polio. Please view ideas at Monthly Programme – End Polio Now http://1100eclub.wordpress.com/
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finally found it! Found it really interesting. Prety naive when it comes to polio as the only thing i kno about it is the sugar cube i had as a child and the injections i have given my children when they were small. It is so easy to think that all babies and people of the world are receiving the same vaccinations and no one has ever really challenged me to think that this is not the case. Why is it that it is so easy to vaccinated yet some people do not receive it? surely the cost of immunisation is smaller than the cost of treatment and care?
I know they mentioned Nigeria and I think the other couple were Indian who were talking about Polio being still in their country. I am going to set myself the task of finding out where this 1% still are.
i am lucky that i have grown up in the UK where Polio has been erradicated all my life. I have absolutlety no idea what the signs or symptoms of Polio are or of the lasting consequences of such a disease. That will also be my task. How easy it is to sit at home, naive, forgetting that this desease is still an issue. Bill Gates was right when he said that 99% erradication was a positive and a curse. So many just presume it is no longer an issue and to bring it back to public interest will definitely take much work from such an organisation as Rotary. I wonder what we could do to support this work?