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Philanthropist Bill Gates hopes polio will be eradicated by 2018

...spearhead a global campaign to eradicate polio, said Thursday he hopes that by 2015 paralyzed by the disease and by 2018 polio will be wiped out.Gates said in an interview...great progress" in the fight against polio and there are now only three countries...
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Smiths donate to polio research, share story

...Foundation with a check for $5,000 to be used toward research on post-polio syndrome. Carlton's father, Norman L. Smith, who suffered from polio, then post-polio syndrome, died in December, 2011 at the age of 86. A World War II paratrooper...
Photo: Community partnership against polio

...presents a $250 donation to Rotary Club of Juneau President Warren Russell toward Rotary's worldwide drive to eradicate polio, during Rotary Night on Thursday at Perseverance Theatre - a reception and viewing of Thornton Wilder's "Skin of Our Teeth...
Rotary clubs aim to eradicate polio

...with the rest of the Western Hemisphere, polio-free. But that didn't stop organization's efforts to eradicate polio from the entire world. "You join Rotary...its members to raise $80 million for its Polio Plus program by 2005. "If we can do something...
Riding for Polio

...Juneau this week to cap a 50-state tour to promoting polio eradication. A polio survivor himself, Mutchler spent the summer in Folsom, Calif., Mutchler, 58, contracted polio when he was 9 months old and spent the next three...
Rotary roses available for order

...Rotary volunteers and to neighboring communities by Wings Airways, SE Alaska Seaplanes and Ward Air. Roses are Rainforest Alliance certified. Funds will help Juneau Rotary to eradicate polio, promote literacy and better the Juneau community.
Ketchikan Rotarian appointed Rotary District Governor for 2016-2017

...communities, but to achieve such things as nearly eradicating polio. It's my goal to assist and support our Rotary Clubs around...provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service above Self. First City Rotary meets...
Editorial: Keep up the pressure - support vaccination

...lives than any other medical innovation since the dawn of history.Humanity has eliminated smallpox. It has almost eliminated polio. Other diseases will follow, we hope.But there are problems - not with the vaccines, but with people. Anti-vaccination...
Editorial: Vaccination saves lives

...vaccinated, the harder it is for disease to spread.The world has eradicated smallpox with a dedicated vaccination effort, and polio is nearly extinct. You can do your part to keep Alaska safe from other diseases and avoid the horrifying scenes Nelson observed...
HIV/AIDS: It ain't over 'til It's over ...

...will remember when we wondered if we would ever get beyond the smallpox epidemic. We did. Many of us have done battle with polio and now that is a rare scare in many parts of the world now. HIV/AIDS isn't over yet. There are more than 33 million people...


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