It’s always sad when people die but often we find that the pain of loss is made easier to bear when they have left a good legacy behind. In the course of the effort to eradicate polio from the world, we have had to say goodbye to many of our friends from all across the world. Some were lost in very unfortunate circumstances like the tragic incident that took place in Alimosho LGA of Lagos State in January 2023 during the outbreak response vaccination activity in that LGA. On behalf of Rotary International, I led a team to visit the families of the persons affected by that tragedy in February to commiserate with them and share with them our sincere regrets for their loss. We also gave a token gift to help the families assuage the hardship brought upon them by the unfortunate events. Recently too, the Federal Government through the NPHCDA and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners presented support to these families and special recognition awards called the Bob Keegan Polio Heroes Award which … Read more