Science magazine spotlights polio eradication, Rotary’s role
The 3 August issue of Science magazine features two articles on polio eradication – “The Polio Emergency” and “Fighting Polio in Pakistan” – and includes several references to Rotary’s role. The full articles are available online to subscribers only or by purchase.
“Fighting Polio in Pakistan” describes how Rotary conducted an immunization survey of 7,000 children in an area of Karachi, found that four had been missed, then ensured they were vaccinated. Rotary also joined with UNICEF and Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan to conduct a massive cleanup of the area, hauling away about 160 tons of garbage. Rotary is trying to “give the message that we are there not just for polio but for everything else,” says Aziz Memon, chair of Pakistan’s National PolioPlus Committee.