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Nigeria: Eradicating Polio in Nigeria Will Be Our Greatest Achievement

AllAfrica.com - Feb 20, 2017
Mairo Mandara, Country Representative of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, says eradication of polio in Nigeria will be the foundation's greatest achievement. Ms. Mandara, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Sunday in Abuja, said ...

Millions of Yemen Children Still Not Immunized Against Polio

Voice of America - Feb 20, 2017
WHO spokeswoman, Fadela Chaib, says thousands of local volunteers are putting their lives on the line as they go door to door to reach and immunize more than five million young children against polio. She told VOA there are no so-called “days of ...

Bowers: Ending polio 'a personal thing with me'

The Bryan Times (subscription) - Feb 18, 2017
7, 1950 edition of the Spencerville Journal News that 4-year-old Dwight Bowers had contracted polio and was sent to the Lima Memorial Hospital. Bowers said the ride was in his dad's pickup truck. Bowers said the doctors told his parents he had a 1 in ...

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The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease

by: Meredith Wadman
“Riveting . . . [The Vaccine Race] invites comparison with Rebecca Skloot's 2007 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”—Nature 

“This is a story about the war against disease—a war without end—and the development of enormously important vaccines, but in telling that story, in showing how science works, Meredith Wadman reveals much more. I loved this book.”
—John M. Barry, New York Times bestselling author of The Great Influenza.
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Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio

by: Peg Kehret
In a riveting story of courage and hope, Peg Kehret writes about months spent in a hospital when she was twelve, first struggling to survive a severe case of polio, then slowly learning to walk again.
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Dorothea Lange: The Photographer Who Found the Faces of the Depression

by: Carole Boston Weatherford
Before she raised her lens to take her most iconic photo, Dorothea Lange took photos of the downtrodden from bankers in once-fine suits waiting in breadlines, to former slaves, to the homeless sleeping on sidewalks. A case of polio had left her with a limp and sympathetic to those less fortunate. Traveling across the United States, documenting with her camera and her fieldbook those most affected by the stock market crash, she found the face of the Great Depression. In this picture book biography, Carole Boston Weatherford with her lyrical prose captures the spirit of the influential photographer.
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The Golden Age: A Novel

by: Joan London
Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 2016

Winner of the 2015 Prime Minister's Award for Fiction

Joan London, author of Gilgamesh, gives her readers an immensely satisfying and generous-hearted story about displacement, recovery, resilience, and love with The Golden Age.
Thirteen-year-old Frank Gold’s family, Hungarian jews, escape the perils of World War II to the safety of Australia in the 1940s. But not long after their arrival Frank is diagnosed with polio.
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