Rotary Miles at work fighting polio in Chad

Our club’s executive director Gretchen Bren was also on this trip!

Rotary Voices

By Ann Lee Hussey, polio survivor and member of the Rotary Club of Portland Sunrise, Maine, USA

“Are you willing to lead a National Immunization Day team to Chad?” the email read. My immediate response was YES!

Having worked in Chad in 2012, I was happy to be asked to return. Chad remains at risk for outbreaks of the virus from the countries it borders – Nigeria to the southwest, Niger to the west, Sudan to the east, and both Cameroon and the Central African Republic covering the southern border. Chad’s last reported case of polio was June 14, 2012. We want to keep it that way.

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