Polio Australia will be hosting two South Australian information session in February.
The information session will cover:
Current information about the Late Effects of Polio
What to tell your health professional
Griffith Rehabilitation, based in Hove, are looking to establish a specific service for polio survivors. They are interested in running an intensive polio clinic in January 2019 to see if there is demand for doing this on a continual basis.
Register your interest here Read more
Black Inc. is pleased to announce a new anthology in the Growing Up series.
They are looking for non-fiction pieces that deal with any aspect of growing up chronically ill, deaf, Deaf or disabled. Submissions can be in any manner, tone or style, but should not be academic or scholarly. They should be written in first-person and be honest accounts of lived experience – positive, negative or anything in between. Read more
Montreal public-health authorities are baffled and disturbed by a surge of cases of children who have become paralyzed by a viral polio-like illness in recent weeks, echoing similar increases in the United States. Read more
Papua New Guinea health authorities have confirmed that the country is experiencing its first polio outbreak in 18 years, after one case of the virus was confirmed in an urban settlement in the country's second largest city. Read more
Imagine the emotional support and nurturance you might receive from having friends who can laugh about positive polio relating events and commiserate about bad ones as well as. Read more
On October 6th, Paul Cavendish from Polio Australia hosted an information session with experts discussing issues that affect polio survivors. Recording are available here. Read more
I was born in Cambodia in 1984, and contracted polio when I was less than one. Throughout my childhood, my parents took me to various doctors, based on recommendations, so I’ve had many different treatments
When I was nine years my family and I emigrated to Australia. When we settled in Adelaide, the doctors at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital began to treat the effects of my polio straight away. Read more
I was born in Ghana, West Africa in 1955, where at just one year old I contracted poliomyelitis. While I can recall some childhood memories of leg stretches and massages, my main recollection of treatment for my polio was an operation I had on my leg aimed at lengthening my Achilles tendon and straightening my foot.
In 1980, I migrated to Australia settling in Adelaide, soon after arriving, I was fortunate to have a second operation on my leg, as the first one I underwent as a child in Ghana had been done prematurely – before I had finished growing. Read more