This component of the program was introduced in 2018 with the focus being on a disease that ROTARY has been working on for some decades now.
But because of what has occurred in our country with the Pandemic there has been a lot more public education on how to protect ourselves and our families. As a result, it seemed only right that we broaden or enhance the Polio disease eradication component to better reflect where we are in 2020.
You will learn a lot about the basics of eradicating a disease which have been proven to work.
It is all about science.
LEARNING FROM SMALL POX; HOW TO ERADICATE A DISEASE
Disease eradication is the ultimate gift we can give to everyone alive today, as well as all future generations of humanity.
Watch this video to get an understanding of how a past success will help us with future challenges.
This 65 year movie clip seems to announce the successful eradication of a disease. Where in fact, 70 years later it is still endemic in two countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
How is that possible?
This video is very informative and provides both a historical and modern day perspective of Polio. Unfortunately there is mis-information provided that brings the rest of the presentation into question. The purpose of including this video is to bring to your attention that information presented as facts can sometimes be far from the truth. Good luck in uncovering the real truth.
In global health, the focus we’ve put on fighting individual diseases has had enormous impact, yet many of the most stubborn challenges we face are shared across disease areas. Whether it’s accelerating the development of new vaccines, forecasting the global health challenges of tomorrow, or preparing for epidemics, we must work beyond the scope of one disease area and create durable public goods whose benefits permeate global health.
Polio was once a disease feared worldwide, striking suddenly and paralyzing mainly children for life. WHO is a partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the largest private-public partnership for health, which has reduced polio by 99%. Polio now survives only among the world's poorest and most marginalized communities, where it stalks the most vulnerable children. The Initiative's goal is to reach every last child with polio vaccine and ensure a polio-free world for future generations.
This is the team that got the G.P.E.I. to where it is today.
This clip is about Polio, but presented in a much different way than with statistics or medical terms. It reaches out to the heart rather than the mind. There are many significant moments knitted into this story, some that go by so quickly you might miss them. It is very sophisticated but very simple.
Of interest there is at least one double meaning that most adults do not get. Can you?
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