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October 24, 2013

World Polio Day – October 24

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs has a Partnership with the UN Program, Shot@Life Program.

As we commemorate World Polio Day on October 24, it is important to note how close we are to eliminating many of the world’s most deadly and debilitating diseases with vaccines that cost just a few dollars.

Ending polio, a disease that now survives only among the world's poorest and most marginalized communities, is a critical step toward improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. The global effort to eradicate polio demonstrates the tremendous impact of immunizations. The number of new cases of polio, a disease that once paralyzed more than 1,000 children a day, has dropped 99 percent in the last twenty years. India, one of the countries where polio remains a serious threat, in January celebrated a significant milestone: two years without any new reported cases of polio. The remaining three countries where polio transmission has never been stopped are Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. They continue to make tremendous progress in getting us to a polio-free world. By investing in reaching all children with the polio vaccine, we are leading the way to reaching them with other life-saving health care resources.

Shot@Life, a national movement to educate, connect and empower Americans to champion vaccines, is strengthening the call to action for this global cause. Together, we help can save a child’s life every twenty seconds by expanding access to vaccines. For children in developing countries, a vaccine gives the chance at many life “firsts”, first smiles, first birthdays, first steps and more. The success in eradicating polio is a first step for a healthier world. No child anywhere in the world will have to suffer from this debilitating disease. It matters for children in India and for children in Indiana. Joining Shot@Life (www.shotatlife.org) and supporting the efforts of its partners can be the second. Find out more by visiting the website.

Remember, Germs do not carry Passports. For more information about a GFWC club in your area, go to GFWC.org.

 

Carol Waters

GFWC-NH President

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