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Barb Wilson travels with Rotary to Africa to End Polio Now

As part of the effort by Rotary International to eradicate polio, Club Secretary Barb Wilson spent 10 days in Ghana in October, giving polio immunizations and working on school renovations in remote villages. Ghanaian and Nigerian Rotarians and community health workers, teamed with 20 North American Rotarians to help ensure that more than 500 babies and toddlers received not only life-saving polio drops, but other vaccinations and health checkups.  The Rotarians were treated as celebrities.  The village chief kicked off the event and women dressed themselves and their babies in their best outfits, despite torrential rains and long muddy walks to the site.  No Rotary funds were used for the travel expenses of the North American volunteers.