• 07-DEC-2012

  • SOURCE: Rotary International

Indian Rotary club members join Nigerian clubs to fight polio

Rotary Fights Polio in Nigeria
A 25-member team made up of Indian physicians, surgeons, and nonmedical volunteers – all of them Rotary members – this month performed corrective surgeries on about 400 polio victims ages 18 and younger at two hospitals in Abuja, Nigeria.

India, once considered the epicenter of the disease, was declared polio-free in January 2012, and the Rotary volunteers say their mission is twofold: to help children with polio and prevent new infections in the remaining polio-endemic countries (Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan).

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