Browsing All posts tagged under »Polio«

Globalization and Vaccination

April 24, 2013

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This year’s World Immunization Week slogan is “Protect your world – get vaccinated,” which conveys how important vaccines are and how vaccines affect the entire world. In today’s day and age, globalization has been the key theme to almost every aspect of our lives, such as business, education, and personal relationships. With the help of […]

The Revolutionary Optimists – A Film

February 12, 2013

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The movie The Revolutionary Optimists was played during the first day of the 2013 Shot@Life Champion Summit in Washington, D.C. It revolves around a group of children as young as 11 years old living in the slums of Kolkata, India who are advocating for change in their community; from pushing for access to clean, potable […]

Short Films With Powerful Messages

February 3, 2013

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Click here to watch a few really short films via Global Citizen that have powerful messages about different areas we can focus on to end poverty, and how we all can come together as citizens of the world to do so. Make sure to watch all of the films (they play one after the other). These are […]

Bloggers Unite for Shot@Life

February 2, 2013

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Shot@Life’s 28 Days of Impact, which is a follow-up to last year’s Blogust campaign, started yesterday, Feb. 1, 2013. It is a blog relay during the entire month of February, where each day, a selected blogger shares a story about the impact of vaccines on children in developing countries. Yesterday’s post was about Rukshar, India’s last […]

Oct. 24 is World Polio Day

October 24, 2012

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In one of my previous posts (Eradicate Polio Now), I gave a brief overview of what Polio is and a few ways on how to support its eradication. In this post, I’d like to focus more on the various ways I’m aware of to support eliminating Polio in the world completely. Please, if you know of any […]

Spotlight: Shot @ Life

October 17, 2012

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were an estimated 350,000 cases of Polio in the world in 1988, and only 1300 in 2010. This year, India celebrates their one-year anniversary of being Polio-free, and there are currently only three countries left – Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan – that are still considered polio-endemic […]

Eradicate Polio NOW

September 4, 2012

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The number of annual polio cases has dropped from 350,000 in 1988 to 1,606 in 2009 (see UNICEF Polio Eradication). According to PubMed Health, polio is a disease caused by the virus poliomyelitis, which could be spread from direct person-to-person contact, and contact with infected mucus, phlegm, or feces. The most at risk groups for […]

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