World Polio Day 2023

World Polio Day 2021

“Polio’s pretty special because once you get an eradication, you no longer have to spend money on it; it’s just there as a gift for the rest of time.”

World polio day is introduced on 24 October by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. This is the day to create a critical moment for the polio eradication program. 

This year we celebrated the 25th anniversary of polio day. The main aim of this day is to awareness about the many types of polio and we should create a program Encourage farmers in your area to use eco friendly chemicals that will not damage fragile water systems.

 We have to educate the new generation to avoid plastic water bottles. Polio is a disease which is caused by the viruses, and the nervous system is affected by this disease. This is mainly extended by the contact of person to person, drinking water two persons from glass, eating food etc. We are also known as ‘poliomyelitis’ in medical terms. 

On this day the health organization and global polio eradication institute create some events for the awareness of polio. Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis.


World polio day is celebrated to make people aware about the polio disease. Here we have mentioned some of the ways by which you can celebrate this day.

  • Organize any event to promote this day.
  • Raise your voice for this day.
  • Ask people to know the problems of this disease.
  • Use social media for promotion of this day.
  • Post some slogans and quotes for this day.
  • Join a global conversation for this day.
  • Make a hashtag for this day and post of your social media account.
  • Help those who are in need.


Polio is also called poliomyelitis. This is a disabling disease caused by the polio virus. This is a life threatening disease. This disease can spread person to person. The polio virus travels through the blood and may enter the central nervous system (spinal cord and brain), causing muscle weakness, paralysis, and in some cases, even death. The virus exits the body through the feces.


About 72% of polio virus infected patients do not show any apparent symptom. Others show some symptoms which we have listed below.

  • Fever
  • Headache 
  • Nausea 
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Pain in the arms and legs
  • Neck stiffness

Apart from these there are some other symptoms also such as Paresthesia,Meningitis, and Paralysis. In Paresthesia the patient feels pins and needles in the legs or arms. In Meningitis the person feels  Infection of the coverings around the brain and spinal cord. In Paralysis the patient feels Absent or reduced ability to move the legs, arms, and/ or breathing muscles.


The treatment is the only way to cure polio. antibiotics are used to treat urinary tract infections, Bethanechol is used to reduce urine retention and Analgesics are used to reduce headaches and muscle pain.


The  most important aspect from prevention from polio is building your immune system. Strong immune system can prevent you from polio disease. The three polio vaccination is must for the child before he turns 18 months. Upto the age of 12 three doses are must. To reduce the spread of this disease personal hygiene is very important.


There are many slogans and taglines  that are made for the polio campaign. Here we have listed some of them for your knowledge.

  • Prevent Birth Defect.
  • Stop Polio, Vaccinate
  • Get A Drop, Stop The Strop.
  • Do Boond Zindagi Ki.
  • Kick Polio Out Of Africa.
  • Spare The Children, Give The Vaccine.
  • Now More Than Ever : Stop Polio Forever.
  • If the children have to be saved, then they have to be polled.
  • Don’t hesitate–vaccinate and you’ll be grate. 
  • Keep your health pristine, get the vaccine! or something to that effect!
  • Kick Polio Out Of India.
  • Go go polio


Here we have some interesting and known facts about polio.

  • Polio is of three types.
  • Non-paralytic polio does not lead to paralysis.
  • Spinal-paralytic polio can result in the paralysis of one or more limbs.
  • Bulbar polio can result in weak muscles, reflex loss, and respiratory problems.
  • Polio can infect a person of any age, but children five and under are especially vulnerable.
  • Fifty percent of polio victims are childrens.
  • In 2014 only three countries remained infected with the virus that are Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan.
  • The death due of the polio patients is due to the virus affecting the muscles that help them breathe.
  • In the year 1952 the first polio vaccine was produced by Jonas Salk.
  • In 1789 a British physician,Michael Underwood, gave the first clinical description of  polio.
  • The first outbreaks appeared in Europe in the early 1800s.
  • Children under the age of five are mostly affected by this disease.
  • People who don’t show any symptoms can still infect others with the virus.
  • If the muscles that help us breathe are affected by this virus then the person leads to death.
  • There is no cure for polio, but it is preventable with a vaccine.
  • In 15 to 40 years after full recovery people can still develop post-polio syndrome that can cause new pain, weakness or paralysis.


In 1995 this program was started by The WHO with the goal of eradication of poliomyelitis started this program. All the childrens below the age of five are involved in this program for their primary immunization. This program is conducted twice in the early part of each year.


  • The Pulse Polio program is very beneficial for everyone.
  • It has the aim of stopping the spread of polio in the world.
  • In this program the childrens are given the vaccines that will help them to fight against the polio virus in the future.
  • This program helps to make the immunization strong of the child.
  • This program fights polio on a large scale.
  • The motto of this program is polio free world.

“We’re all responsible for creating a polio-free world while we still can.”

This world polio day tries to stop the spread of polio. Thanks for visiting our site. We hope you liked our content.

World Polio Day 2021.

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