IPPSO is an international support organization established to assist persons experiencing PPS, their families and friends. IPPSO is also a site maintained for the purposes of support, education, communication, and as a forum to meet other people with PPS around the world. IPPSO only addresses the needs of those persons who are survivors of Polio and PPS, their families and friends.
The Rotarian Action Group for Polio Survivors and Associates is the living legacy of the Rotary Polio-Plus polio eradication program through humanitarian assistance to polio survivors of the world. This Action Group operates in accordance with Rotary International policy, but is not controlled by Rotary. Search this site for information about polio and see what we are doing to help survivors worldwide. We are constantly working to update and improve this website so check back often for more information.
Post-Polio Health International’s mission is to enhance the lives and independence of polio survivors and home ventilator users through education, advocacy, research and networking. PHI, with the generous support of the Roosevelt Warm Springs Foundation, is committed to reaching out to survivors and their families, health professionals and policymakers in countries where living successfully with polio is not a priority. In furtherance of this commitment, welcome to Polio Place! Explore the past, the present and help build a promising future for the world’s polio survivors.
* The past includes not only the story of the disease, but the story of its survivors.
* Presently, survivors are living with the effects of poliomyelitis in such diverse places as Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ireland and the United States and are creating their individual stories each day.
* Their future is influenced by their access to health care, social and governmental support, and medical and practical information from other survivors.
The European Polio Union (EPU) is a European umbrella organisation for national organisations that support people who have had polio and for people that are currently coping with Post Polio Syndrome (PPS). The EPU aims, by bringing all those organisations together, to strengthen their force, to learn from each other and to help each other. In some countries in Europe the knowledge and treatment of PPS is (much) better than in others and the aim is to make this more equal all over Europe.
PolioToday.org is published by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. This website is designed to raise awareness of post-polio syndrome and to be a resource for polio survivors. Dr Jonas Salk, who developed the first safe and effective polio vaccine, founded the Salk Institute in 1960.