The latest report from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative shows that 21 wild poliovirus cases were reported in 2017 from two countries–Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The question some are asking is –Is 2018 the year we make history and see zero cases of polio?

Rotary International has been integral in this amazing success in the battle against polio.

The Director of the PolioPlus program at Rotary International, Carol Pandak joined me to discuss Rotary International’s role in this success then and now.

CORRECTION: The interview incorrectly states that even with zero cases of polio reported, we’ll still need “up to three years” of intensive polio surveillance activity. After we reach zero cases, polio surveillance will need to continue for at least three years.

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Asia


Image/Chris Zahniser, B.S.N., R.N., M.P.H.














Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden