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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...
Two women born in 1800s still alive

...term coined by Mark Twain, and the dawn of civil rights, the rise and fall of the fascists and Benito Mussolini, the first polio vaccines and the first black president of the United States.Jones, who lives in Brooklyn, currently tops a list of supercentenarians...
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Malaria killed more people than usual in Ebola outbreak

...system also resulted in a drop in vaccination coverage, putting the country at risk of a resurgence of diseases like measles and polio.____Online:
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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...
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...
My Turn: Fall - the season for back-to-school, new beginnings and heathcare opportunities

...adults, STI counseling for adolescents and adults, and immunizations such as pertussis vaccine to prevent whooping cough, polio vaccine, and meningococcal vaccine to prevent many types of meningitis. Checking in with your primary care doctor and taking...
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