Polio

How a Ballerina Can Inspire Us to Eradicate Polio

Ksenia Solo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Ksenia Solo

Afternoon of a Faun, a documentary by Nancy Buriski, tells the incredible story of Tanaquil "Tanny" Le Clercq, a world-renowned ballerina who was struck down at the height of her career by polio. The good news is that earlier this year, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative launched a plan to achieve a polio-free world by 2018.

To the Women Who Fight Polio: You Are My Heroes

Ksenia Solo | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Impact
Ksenia Solo

I stand behind the women around the globe who are leading the charge against polio and working relentlessly to achieve a polio-free world. As mothers and women from local communities unite in the fight against the disease, we too must take action to protect the lives of children, no matter where they live.

The Unvaccination Movement: Should Your Child Join?

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 12.01.2012 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

It used to be that modern medicine was a thing to be venerated, a doctor's words regarded like golden nectar of wisdom. Now, not so much. Once upon a time vaccinations were seen as miracles in a needle, warding off potentially life-threatening illnesses. In the States, the unvaccinating movement has turned epidemic, with as many as one in 10 parents refusing to vaccinate their children.

Emergency Action Plan For Polio: Effort To Eradicate Disease Moves Forward

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada Living

Partners in the effort to finally rid the world of polio are taking another step today, launching an emergency action plan strategists hope will prope...