Polio goes to TED
The ‘TED Talks’ are well known for presenting “ideas worth spreading” – one of which is the incredible worldwide effort to eradicate polio.
Dr Bruce Aylward, then Director of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, was invited to speak at TED2011 by guest host Bill Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr Aylward has recently taken on the position of Assistant Director-General at the WHO, elevating polio eradication to the centre of a new cluster designed to facilitate national and international cooperation in order to provide healthcare to the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach populations.
View the TED talk.
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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.