END POLIO NOW Campaign 21/22 October 2019

Monday 21st October 2019

PUBLISHED: Monday 30th September 2019

We are raising awarenes of the 'END POLIO NOW' campaign and World Polio Day which is on 24 October 2019. Over the last 30 years, Rotary has donated US$1.8 billion to the eradication effort and has protected over 2.5 billion children from the disease through vaccination programmes - ... Failure to eradicate polio could result in as many as 200,000 new cases worldwide every year within a decade.

We will be dispalying an iron lung used to aid polio victims it is a negative pressure ventilator, also known as iron lung or pulmotor, is a mechanical respirator which enables a person to breathe on his or her own in a normal manner, when muscle control is lost, or the work of breathing exceeds the person's ability.

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