How Rotary Decided to Eradicate Polio
December Production Update

December Production Update

We are very proud to report to you that we have completed filming our three “founding fathers” of polio eradication, Past RI President’s Sir Clem Renouf and Cliff Dochterman, as well as Dr. John Sever. We have several hours of footage from each of them, and considering that Renouf and Dochterman are ages 95 and 90 respectively, they were remarkable in front of the camera. Next we begin to “fill in” the story by interviewing expert historians or current Rotary and public health leaders. In that regard, we have commitments from Sarah Gibbard Cook, Dave Forward, and Dr. Stephen Cocci, all mentioned previously, to appear in the project. In addition, we have commitments from the immediate past and present Rotary Polio Plus Committee Chairs, Bob Scott and Mike McGovern. Rounding out our storytellers we are pleased that Dr. Bruce Aylward, former Director of the World Health Organization, will be helping us tell the story of how the World Health Organization helped shape Rotary’s polio eradication effort be what we know today as Polio Plus.

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