Avram continues work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Disease Eradication and Elimination Branch, within the Global Immunization Division to eradicate polio.
Two countries still experience endemic polio -- Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Avram Corporation provides fields support officers in each country, plus technical experts who dispatch at a moment’s notice in the event of a suspected re-occurrence of wild or vaccine-derived polio in Afghanistan and Pakistan or elsewhere.
The work provided daily by Avram to eradicate polio involves a personal and professional commitment, coupled with care and cultural sensitivity, to increase success in educating local residents of the critical importance of vaccinating their children against polio.
While the act of vaccination is standard for most urban residents, in remote locations, where health care may be limited or non-existent, establishing trust and understanding of such proactive medical intervention is a process involving the family, tribal leaders and the community-at-large.
Avram’s dedicated staff provides the perfect balance of explaining health concerns, while providing available solutions, providing comfort for the families’ decision to improve their well-being, with a respect for any tribal reservations.
Such work continues by Avram’s compassionate workers with the goal of eradicating polio.
Rotary International established Polio Day more than a decade ago to celebrate the October birthdate of iconic researcher and physician Jonas Salk, whose work resulted in the discovery of a vaccine to reduce the effects of the crippling and infectious disease known as infantile paralysis.