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Polio NZ

Ph: 027 283 1763

Website: http://www.postpolio.org.nz

Polio NZ Inc is an incorporated society dedicated to supporting people who have had poliomyelitis. The society seeks to provide information relating to various aspects of polio and its late effects, it seeks out collaborative relationships with organisations and professionals with like interests, it advocates for the betterment of New Zealanders who had polio and works to improve or develop services and opportunities that would be of assistance.  Polio NZ Inc also administers funds donated by the Sir Thomas and Lady Duncan Trust for the express purposes of providing assistance to those contending with polio and its late effects.

The Society’s Board of Management meets regularly either physically or by telephone conference, and the annual general meeting of members is held in October.

The Society's newsletter Polio News, is published 3 or 4 times a year and is sent to all members either by post or by email (optional).

The aim of the Polio NZ Inc is to provide support for those who have had polio, and in particular

  1. to collect and distribute information that will enable members to understand and moderate the changes occurring in their conditions;
  2. to inform medical practitioners of the reality of the late effects of polio and help update them on advances in research and treatment;
  3. to work towards the establishment of assessment and treatment clinics for polio survivors and the establishment of at least one centre of excellence in New Zealand for the study and treatment of the late effects of neuro-muscular disability including polio.
  4. to encourage a level of immunisation that leads to the eradication of poliomyelitis world-wide.
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