Each year Polio Australia spreads the message “We’re Still Here!” through a range of activities.
Polio Australia estimates there are 400,000 polio survivors living in Australia who are now experiencing the Late Effects of Polio (LEoP). The LEoP can cause new muscle weakness and atrophy, chronic fatigue, pain, and respiratory problems. As polio is a disease of the past in Australia, there is little knowledge of the LEoP in the health sector today. Throughout October, Polio Australia and polio survivors throughout Australia will be spreading awareness about the LEoP, and a reminder that “We’re Still Here!”
Please click the images below to find out exactly what we are doing for our 2017 campaign: