RI President Kalyan Banerjee is coming to Houston on February 9, 2012 to celebrate with us. See his video message about India's first year without Polio here - http://vimeo.com/34926787 Register to attend the District 5890 All Club Meeting with President Banerjee at the Crowne Plaza Hotel - 8585 Kirby Dr. near Reliant Stadium - 6 PM 2/9/12 here - http://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=85ff5c54-e6c4-49d1-86e2-1c0ea55df3cc
So, are we done? No, the greatest risk now is complacency. India has an aggressive agenda to strengthen routine immunization. In addition, sensitive surveillance and emergency response plans are in place to detect and swiftly respond to importations until global eradication is achieved. We will know we are done when there are zero Polio cases world-wide for three years.
See the new even closer "This Close" India video here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1dWEWoAtF8&feature=channel_video_title
District 5890 Rotarians have given $719,956 toward Polio eradication since 12/1/07. Donations can now be made on-line here http://www.rotary.org/EN/CONTRIBUTE/Pages/ridefault.aspx Keep up the good work!
Terry R. Ziegler
District 5890 Polio Eradication Chair