Meet India’s Gatekeepers

A gate stands in a small village in Uttar Pradesh, India, as a symbol of the country’s hard-fought but successful defense against a crippling disease. Construction was completed in 2014, when the World Health Organization declared India “polio-free.” Project Concern International (PCI) played an important role in this success through the CORE Group Polio Project [...]

A New Symbol of Polio Eradication in India

Every traveler must cross under the gate to get to the state highway that connects the small village of Sambhalheda to the rest of India. Like the ancient castle gates that defended against enemies of the past, this gate keeps out the enemies of India’s health. This gate, or what locals call the “Polio Eradication [...]

Eradicating Polio in India – PCI and the Core Group Polio Project

This week, World Immunization Week, we want to communicate the importance of immunization and vaccines and celebrating in the successes of both the eradication and prevention of many diseases. One of our major accomplishments that we want to highlight is our participation in the Core Group Polio Project and its contribution to eradicating polio in [...]

A victory for the world: India, 3 years polio-free

As a lead partner of the CORE Group Polio Project, PCI has made significant contributions to worldwide efforts to eradicate polio in India – particularly in the state of Uttar Pradesh, where the organization is building enhanced community awareness and mobilization to increase participation in prevention and immunization interventions in three high-prevalence districts.  Written by: [...]

By | 2017-12-06T14:37:38+00:00 January 13th, 2014|Disease Prevention & Mitigation, Health, India, Polio|

Impacting the World by Eradicating Polio

There is no cure for polio syndrome.  “Approximately 95% of persons infected with polio will have no symptoms. About 4-8% of infected persons have minor symptoms, such as fever, fatigue, nausea, headache, flu-like symptoms, stiffness in the neck and back, and pain in the limbs, which often resolve completely. Fewer than 1% of polio cases [...]