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It is with great sadness we acknowledge that Rotarian Lin Hughes passed away peacefully at home on Saturday 23rd August 2019.  Lin was the founder and driving force behind BusyFeet and was recently awarded the District 9800 Humanitarian Award 2019. She will be deeply missed for her kindness, her smile, her laughter and her determined spirit. We extend our deepest condolences to Lin’s family especially her children Kate, Lisa, and Newton and to each of their families. Our thoughts are also with Lin’s many friends in her Rotary and BusyFeet families who will miss Lin very much.

 
We know that we can and will eradicate polio but how do we know that?  Only one human disease has ever been eradicated - that's smallpox.  What makes a disease a good candidate for eradication?  Poliovirus causes acute, non-persistent infections.  
As of today, 21 August 2019, it has been three years since a child in Nigeria was paralyzed by the wild poliovirus. This means that the entire World Health Organization African  region could be certified as wild poliovirus-free as soon as mid-2020. 
 
            
            
 
 
 
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