Polio film nominated for Oscar
Shows final stages of eradication effort
A film depicting the challenges in the final stages of polio eradication has been nominated for an Academy Award in the best documentary short subject category. “The Final Inch” chronicles the challenges health organizations and governments face during the final stages of polio eradication. The film follows health workers as they immunize Indian and Pakistani children and takes its title from a quote by Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn about the need to persevere when a goal is ambitious, difficult and very near.
21 March 2023
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16 March 2023
Rotary International President, Jennifer Jones, is on a brief tour of London. Speaking at the House of Commons she said that Rotary had to deliver on its promise to the children of the world that it would help to eradicate polio.
On Tuesday 28 February 2023, ministers and high-level delegates from across the Eastern Mediterranean Region participated in the seventh meeting of the Regional Subcommittee for Polio Eradication and Outbreaks.
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