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Consolidated efforts required to eliminate polio

Pakistan Observer - May 15, 2017
Punjab Minister for Primary and Secondary Health Kh. Imran Nazir has said that joint and consolidated efforts are required to eliminate diseases from the country ...

Mother and daughter's trip to India leads them to help anti-polio project

Sonoma West - May 15, 2017
In late March and early April, mother and daughter took a 12-day trip that started with visits to some of the well-known sights of India and ended with work towards ridding the world of the last vestiges of polio, the crippling disease that once ...

Afghanistan kicks off massive polio vaccination campaign

Outbreak News Today - May 15, 2017
The Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan, together with WHO and UNICEF, launched today the second spring round of National Immunization Days (NIDs) for ...

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

by: Rebecca Skloot
Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne


Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance.
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Made It!

by: Bernie Mulligan
Marie Cooper lived in extraordinary times, and through bleak circumstances. Her life was shaped by World War II, an immigration to America, the Rhode Island polio outbreak of early 1955, and the political turmoil of the 60's and 70's. Despite the heartbreak and complications of polio, which lead to her total paralysis, the love and faithfulness of her husband, Bernard, helped her endure. He endeavored to make life exciting for her in some way, and began fixing up an old bus that could meet her physical challenges.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life

by: Robert Dallek
A one-volume biography of Roosevelt by the #1 New York Times bestselling biographer of JFK, focusing on his career as an incomparable politician, uniter, and deal maker

In an era of such great national divisiveness, there could be no more timely biography of one of our greatest presidents than one that focuses on his unparalleled political ability as a uniter and consensus maker. Robert Dallek’s Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life takes a fresh look at the many compelling questions that have attracted all his biographers: how did a man who came from so privileged a background become the greatest presidential champion of the country’s needy? How did someone who never won recognition for his intellect foster revolutionary changes in the country’s economic and social institutions? How did Roosevelt work such a profound change in the country’s foreign relations?.
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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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The Polio Story - The Vaccine That Changed the World

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