Medical mission delivers hope to Nigerian polio victims

A group of Rotarian physicians from India — most of them orthopedic surgeons — assisted by nonmedical volunteers, performed corrective surgeries on young polio patients ages 1 to 18 at two hospitals in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The project was partly funded by a US$50,000 Rotary Foundation Matching Grant.

Project leader and Past RI President Rajendra K. Saboo said the mission also aimed to create awareness of the need for immunizations and of Rotary’s efforts to eradicate the disease. The above images were taken by team member Charanjit Singh. See more photos and read more about the mission at www.rotary.org.

3 thoughts on “Medical mission delivers hope to Nigerian polio victims

  1. What an extraordinary effort towards our common goal of a polio free world. This work of Indian surgeons will help to break down a lot of prejudices and show how we should collaborate worldwide. My final comment is: thank you very, very much having done such a great work!

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