Bulletin Board: Piper, the end of polio and possibility
We might be faced with a world of problems but within each there is endless possibility – isn't that a wonderful thought? This video comes care of the delightful Rachel Hills who is working with her fiance on promoting The End of Polio campaign, which is focused on building public support for polio eradication and part of the Global Poverty Project in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Health Organisation, Rotary International and UNICEF.
Hills tells me, "Polio is a disease which has disabled millions and pulled people further into poverty. It used to be widespread across the world (especially in our parents and grandparents' generation), but has been reduced by 99% over the past 30 years, thanks to global efforts that have immunised more than 2 billion children against polio, and saved more than 5 million children from life-long paralysis or death. We're close to eradicating it completely, but right now this work is limited by a US$590 million funding gap."
That's where you come in. Sign the petition and for your trouble $1 (enough for one vaccination) will be donated to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
Girl With a Satchel