Organizations With Polio Interest

Organizations supplying Information About Polio

Post-Polio Health International (PHI)

United States. PHI is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives and independence of polio survivors through education, advocacy, research and Networking. 12-page quarterly newsletter.

End of Polio

Information and actions to support the end of polio. Testimonies from polio survivors.

Global Polio Eradication Initiative

Information on polio: latest news, key documents, global case count, featured video.

Polio Survivors Network

Information classified in three categories : Library, containing over one hundred articles; Networking, where you can find more information about this organization; and Directory, which is a catalogue of other resources both on the Internet and elsewhere. Newsletter : Post Polio Matters

World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. You can find information about polio or the Global Eradication Initiative.

Post-Polio Canada

Post-Polio Canada, previously Polio Canada, gives information and resources about polio. Bi-Annual Free Newsletter.

Rotary International

Rotary International has been, for many years, involved in polio eradication all-around the world. In 1985, Rotary International launched PolioPlus, the first and largest internationally coordinated private-sector support of a public health initiative, with an initial pledge of US$120 million. In 1985, thanks to the resolution adopted by Rotary International, the WHO, UNICEF and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is launched. Rotary’s overall contribution to the eradication effort totals nearly US$800 million. In January 2010, Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledge a combined US$555 million — which includes Rotary’s $200 Million Challenge — all of it in support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.


Support Organizations in Canada

Polio Nova Scotia

Polio Nova Scotia works closely with Easter Seals Nova Scotia to provide the latest information to consumers and health care professionals, as well as maintain an established registry of polio survivors.

Polio Regina

Saskatchewan. We are a group of Polio Survivors and their friends who meet in Regina to support each other, develop awareness and get information about Polio and Post-polio complications.

Post-Polio Awareness & Support Society of British Columbia (PPASS BC)

PPASS BC was formed in 1986 by a group of dedicated individuals. PPASS BC provides their members with a bi-monthly newsletter. They also speaks to schools and organizations and interested groups to provide education into the dynamics of polio and its aftermath – Post Polio Syndrome. They offer an opportunity for members and their supporters to interact with others who are dealing with the same problems.

Post-Polio Network (Manitoba) Inc.

This organization serves as a support group and information centre for polio survivors throughout Manitoba, especially those suffering from Post-Polio Syndrome. It works to acquaint the medical community and those responsible for government services as to the nature and extent of the problems associated with the late effects of polio. The membership includes polio survivors, their families, and health care professionals.

Southern Alberta Post Polio Support Society (SAPPSS)

The mission of this society is to develop awareness of the medical profession and the community, to disseminate information concerning research and treatment of Post Polio Syndrome, and to support Post Polio Survivors.

Wildrose Polio Support Society

Alberta. The Wildrose Polio Support Society serves Polio survivors in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Its purpose is to educate, support, disseminate information concerning research and treatments about PPS, raise money for research, and develop awareness, communication and education between the Society and the community.


Support Organizations Around the World

Atlanta Post Polio Association (APPA)

United States. APPA has for purposes to give information about PPS, support, work with community resources, educate the general public and health-care professionals about PPS, advocate for people with disabilities, and undertake programs and activities necessary to carry out the purposes of the association.

Groupe de Liaison et d’Information Post-Polio (GLIP)

French. France. GLIP‘s objectives are to give information about polio to people affected by polio and to health-care professionals, to inform and advocate for people affected by polio, and to initiate sharing of ideas and experiences between people affected by polio and health professionals.

International Post Polio Support Group (IPPSO)

New Zealand / United States. A global Internet support and advocacy organization for those that have an interest in Polio or Post Polio Syndrome (PPS).

Polio Australia

Polio Australia provides quality information and facilitates service provision across Australia ensuring that polio survivors have access to appropriate health care and the support required to maintain independence and make informed lifestyle choices.

Polio Network Victoria

Australia. The Polio Network is a free service from Independence Australia that provides relevant and accessible information, referral and support services to people who have had Polio, their families, carers and advocates.

Post-Polio Network RSA

South Africa. The Post-Polio Network RSA offers support and information to people who have had polio and promote polio immunization. Membership is not restricted to South Africa but is open to all African countries.