World Polio Day 

October 24th is World Polio Day. This day is chosen as it is the birth date of Dr Jonas Salk, who was the leader of the team that invented the world's first safe and effective polio vaccine in 1955.

World Polio Day aims to increase awareness about the polio virus, and to encourage further actions.The commemoration of the day also highlights the success of global strategies in reducing the spread of the disease.

Polio comic as part of graphic medicine

Source: Feb 2009 Rotarian Magazine.Artist: Steve Buccellato 

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 Survivor's Story: Dr Satendra Singh's Journey [Polio]

Read 'Survivor's Story' published on Times Internet Limited's venture on World Polio Day, 24 Oct 2011


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