Post-Polio Health International's mission is to collect, preserve and make available research and knowledge to promote the well-being and independence of polio survivors, home ventilator users, their caregivers and families, and to support the health professionals who treat them.

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Concerned About AFM? We Can Help!
There have recently been several media reports about Americans developing a “polio-like illness” known as Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) that leaves them partially paralyzed. Because PHI has received many calls from members about this topic, Dr. Fred Maynard was asked to write about what AFM is and to share his thoughts about how polio survivors might be able to help those who are affected by it. Read more ...

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Polio Place

Explore the past, the present and help build a promising future for the world’s polio survivors.  

You are invited to learn by searching the major sections and sub-sections and to add your knowledge to help others. Visit often!



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PHI's quarterly newsletter contains
current information about the late effects of polio, updates about post-polio related and neuromuscular respiratory research, as well as articles that offer practical and useful advice by experienced survivors and health care professionals. Available with Membership.

  Remember POLIO? Have you heard
  Click for Post-Polio Health Care Considerations for Families and Friends Flowchart
  What is Post-Polio Syndrome?
  Ask Dr. Maynard
  Promoting Positive Solutions
by Rhoda Olkin, PhD and Stephanie T. Machell, PsyD
  and more ...


WE'RE STILL HERE! October 7-13, 2018

2018 WE'RE STILL HERE! Essay Contest

Post-Polio Health International adopted WE’RE STILL HERE! in 2007 as the slogan
for its annual awareness campaign. Contact for
permission to use.

  See past activities.
  and more ...


  PHI Awards $100,000 for New Research in 2016-2017
  Call for Proposals for 2018 Award
  A Multicenter, Multi-country Study of Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human) Flebogamma® 5% DIF is underway.
  and more ...




Post-Polio Directory
(free pdf, updated 1-20-20)



  September 2016 Polio Australia Conference
  Videos filmed by PHI at Polio Place (Scroll down.).

Links to PHI PowerPoints:


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Conversations on living well
with polio
and more by Sunny Roller.

  Resources for support groups
  Post-polio conferences around the world
  Info available from Promoting Healthy Ideas:
PHI’s 11th International Conference
  PHI Membership Memos (2009-2012)
  and more ...



This site updated 1-24-20

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