About The Research Fund

The one million survivors of poliomyelitis in the United States, and the 12 million worldwide, know there are consequences of living and aging with a disability. They also know that funding for research into their problems is limited.

Post-Polio Health International (formerly Gazette International Networking Institute) established The Research Fund (formerly The GINI Research Fund) in 1995 dedicated to "seeking scientific information leading to eventual amelioration of the consequences of poliomyelitis and/or neuromuscular respiratory diseases."

The Research Fund has $715,000 of uncommitted funds as of the fall of 2021.

Donate to the Fund

Leave a Legacy by investing in the vital work of Post-Polio Health International including International Ventilator Users Network. One simple and effective way is to make a bequest in your will or living trust to support a cause dear to your heart or to a loved one. Post-Polio Health International including International Ventilator Users Network would value immensely being included in tax-saving estate planning – through wills, trusts, annuities, real estate, life insurance policies, and stocks, bonds and mutual funds.


“Contributing to the Fund is an excellent way to honor loved ones.”

Brian Tiburzi, Executive Director of PHI