Type: Story
    Published: Nov 03, 2016
    Posted on Nov 03, 2016 An army of women and men like Hina are on the front lines of the war on polio in Pakistan. As a polio worker with the World Health Organization (WHO), she is responsible for 223 households in her own neighborhood, tracking pregnancies and births to ensure that every child is vaccinated against the virus. During this week’s subnational immunization campaign, she works eight hours every day to ensure that she visits every home and immunizes every child. How I find myself here with her – in a poor suburb of Peshawar, a city near the Khyber Pass on the Pakistani-Afghan border – still surprises me. In 2011, I was fired from my position as the chief financial officer of a global food and beverage company, and I launched a new career as a writer. After joining the Rotary Club of Salt Lake Ci
  • Africa Declared Free of the Wild Polio Virus
    Type: Story
    Published: Sep 01, 2020
    Posted by Pat Chernesky Afganistan Africa CoVid-19 Pakistan PolioPlus Virus I am pleased and honoured to be the “Polio Plus/End Polio Now” District Chair for 2020-2021! Thanks to DG Gailmarie for this exciting opportunity; I look forward to sharing news about progress in polio eradication by providing regular updates and assisting you in any way that I am able! GOOD NEWS!! The WHO has certified the African region free of wild polio virus on August 25th, four ye
  • 6 key numbers in the fight to end polio
    Type: Story
    Published: Jan 13, 2017
    Posted on Jan 13, 2017 Image: Rotary International In response, Nigeria intensified surveillance activities to pinpoint where the virus is circulating. In Pakistan, innovative tactics are being used to focus polio immunization drives. Health workers are trained in the use of cellphone data reporting, which allows real-time recording of immunization coverage and public health surveys of populations. In Afghanistan, the program continues to adapt in order to reach the maximum number of children possible despite a volatile security situation. 155: the number of countries involved in largest coordinated vaccine switch in history There are three different strains of the poliovirus. Once a strain is eliminated (type 2 was officially eradicated in September 2015), we have to match our va
  • Paul Harris Night, Performance Night for Pianists, and Purple Passion for Polio
    Type: Speaker
    Published: Sep 21, 2018
    Oct 24, 2018 - Paul Harris Night, Performance Night for Pianists, and Purple Passion for Polio At The Centre Sponsors
  • Putting the Plus in PolioPlus
    Type: Story
    Published: Sep 30, 2019
    Posted on Sep 30, 2019 Clean Water Creating Jobs Nigeria PolioPlus Preventing Disease The Rotarian Water But after receiving a hand-operated tricycle funded through Rotary’s PolioPlus grants, Ali (pictured above) can now spend that money on other necessities. His life was changed by the “plus” in PolioPlus.When we talk about PolioPlus, we know we are
  • Just how close is “This close!” in Rotary’s eradication of Polio campaign
    Type: Story
    Published: May 17, 2017
    Posted on May 17, 2017 Jennifer is the President and CEO of Media Street Productions Inc., an award-winning television production company in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Jennifer is also the Vice President of Rotary International. At Rotary International, she along with sixteen global directors, oversee the policy, governance and fiduciary responsibilities of the organization's 1.2-million members in more than 35-thousand clubs. One of Rotary International's most recognized communicators, Jennifer has presented keynote addresses and training workshops at hundreds of conferences across North America and overseas. Jennifer also contributes much of her energy to local organizations. She is the immediate past Chair of the Board of Governors at the University of Windsor and the past Chair
  • October 24 is Rotary End Polio Day-Give Today
    Type: Story
    Published: Oct 08, 2019
    Posted by Carl Eisener on Oct 08, 2019 Bill and Melina Gates Foundation Cycle to Walk EndPolioNow Infant Paralysis October 24 Ramesh Ferris UNICEF WHO To quote from the book; “Swan grew up in Holland during the Second World War. He had been shot at. Bombs exploded next to him, and he dealt with war time horrors
    Type: Story
    Published: Mar 04, 2019
    Posted on Mar 04, 2019 D1090 EndPolioNow Judith Diment RIBI Rotary Club of Maidenhead Thames Rotary Club of Windsor St. George #2 of 30 Women of Excellence to celebrate 30 Years of Women in RotaryNominated by Greg Wilkinson, text edited by John Borst Diment began her journey with Rotary as a Public Relations consultant with Rotary in Britain and Ireland (RIBI) in 1996. In 2004 she joined the Rotary Club of Windsor St. George and was its Presid
  • Update on Rotary’s Goal of Eliminating Another Virus-Polio
    Type: Story
    Published: Nov 13, 2020
    $20.20 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Polio Rotary District 5550 Rotary International Virus The years prior to that, in Canada there were 40,000 cases per year, and millions worldwide. Children under age 5 were particularly susceptible, with many dying, and many more suffering from permanent disability. By the 1970s, widespread vaccination had eliminated polio from the world’s most developed nations, but there were still about 1,000,000 deaths yearly in less developed countries. In 1979, Rotary International decided to take on one of the most ambitious projects in history – to eliminate polio from the world. Initially this was a Rotary-o
  • International Projects
    Type: Page
    Published: Apr 06, 2021
    The Rotary Club of Dryden provides financial support to the following international projects. Global Polio Eradication Rotary’s most notable current global project, PolioPlus, is contributing to the global eradication of polio. Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 30 years and our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever. As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since Rotary’s first project to vaccinate ch
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