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5 Reasons to Join Shot@Life to Stop the Spots

May 14, 2014 BY Devi R. Thomas

5 Reasons to Join Shot@Life to Stop the Spots: Measles is one of the most contagious and deadliest killers of children under the age of five. Severe measles is more likely among poorly nourished young children, especially those with insufficient vitamin A, or whose immune systems have been weakened by HIV/AIDS or other diseases.
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Polio Emergency Signals Risk but also Resolve

May 12, 2014 BY John Lange

Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) did something it has never done in the history of the global polio eradication effort – it declared polio a “public health emergency of international concern,” calling the international spread of polio in 2014 an “extraordinary event.”
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We are at a critical juncture

May 8, 2014 BY Cynde Covington

Through Rotary I became aware of the fight to end polio worldwide so that NO child would ever have to suffer from this devastating and totally preventable disease. When I joined Rotary in 1999 there were still 20 polio endemic countries.
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