PEOPLE PROCLAIM 'WE'RE STILL HERE'
WE'RE STILL HERE
campaign is a declaration by the world's polio survivors during the
week of October 14 - 20. Not only do we still exist but we are a vital
participating force in communities and families.
campaign is launched by Post-Polio Health International (USA) to
challenge many countries around the world, including NZ, to promote
awareness of the significant polio population.
* To educate about
post polio issues.
* To remind the
general public of our successes and contributions.
* To recruit and
educate new health professionals to treat and care for polio survivors.
* To support the world-wide polio virus eradication programmes by
immunisation in NZ as well as internationally.
* To urge Governments
to assist polio survivors with appropriate funding.
The message of the WE'RE STILL HERE
campaign is to communicate the needs of polio people world-wide, and to
send a positive message of their abilities and capabilities.
with polio contribute to society fully at every level: as scholars,
teachers, writers, labourers, parents, grandparents, volunteers, civil
positions and by being in key positions in many places of media,
medical care, boards, education and government.
The goal for the WE'RE STILL HERE
thrust is to send letters to the editor, to have interviews on radio
and TV or internet blogs in every country and city and town.
WE'RE STILL HERE is the rally
cry - the voice of polio survivors world-wide. We are blowing our own
trumpet. If we don't, who else will.
* Twelve to twenty
million polio survivors exist world-wide. (WHO 1995)
* Up to one million
polio survivors were estimated to be living in the United States in the
Listen to Rob Holding interview Edith Morris on Radio Rhema (Click here)