Local Rotarians to discuss life-saving missions to Africa and South America

by susan on August 8, 2012

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For more than 30 years, Rotary International has worked to eradicate polio worldwide. The work continues as the crippling virus threatens a resurgence in some parts of the world.

Next week the Southborough Rotary Club invites Brookline resident Dr. Philip Sander to the Southborough Library to discuss his recent mission to Africa to administer polio vaccines to thousands of children. They’ll also hear from Southborough resident Dr. Ovid Fraser about his humanitarian work in Guyana, South America.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Here’s more infrormation.

Polio Eradication and Emergency Medical Help

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Wednesday August 15th at 7:00 PM

Come to the Southborough Library to learn why polio eradication is needed to keep us safe and hear how a local resident is saving lives in an underdeveloped country.

At the Southborough Library on Wednesday, August 15th, Dr. Philip Sandler of the Brookline Rotary Club will share his experience in the fight to eradicate polio. Dr Sandler has recently returned from a Rotary International sponsored mission to the country of Mali in West Africa to administer polio vaccinations to thousands of children in that country as part of the worldwide drive to eradicate polio. The eradication of polio is critically important to world health and our safety. None of us are safe from this crippling and killing pestilence until it is completely gone. Come to the library and hear Dr. Sandler describe the enormous efforts that are being made on our behalf by volunteers like him.

Also on the same evening, Dr. Ovid Fraser will present a summary of his humanitarian efforts in Guyana, South America. Dr Fraser is a local Southborough Rotarian who has been leading a medical team to Guyana with the goal of training emergency technicians in that country in the use of life-saving emergency procedures. This is a locally developed project right here in Southborough made possible by local donations to the Southborough Rotary Club. Dr. Fraser is truly a local hero.

Please come and show your support if only to thank these gentlemen for their efforts. The event is free and open to the public.

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1 Carl Guyer August 9, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Polio in the US is a forgotten disease. Their are many who remember the terror this disease struck in minds of parents who knew how easily their children could be crippled or killed. Consider helping to keep this menace away, come to the library and learn about Polio.

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