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Global Perspectives Film Series featuring The Final Inch

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Location: ACB 240

The Office of Global Health (OGH) invites you to spend your lunch hour with us. Come view one of the many extraordinary DVDs from our library.

The Final Inch

  • Date: Thursday, April 24
  • Time: 12:00 noon CT
  • Location:
    • Lubbock - ACB 240
    • El Paso - MEB 1110

The story of polio eradication, and thus the story of this film is as much about the messenger as the message. The foot soldiers in the war to end this horrific disease once and for all comprise the largest non-military army in human history, and they are close to succeeding. Over 350,000 cases of polio were reported in 1988; by 2007 that number had declined to around 2,000 cases, mostly children under age 3 in India, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Final Inch is a powerful film about the legacy of polio in the U.S. and the public health heroes who are courageously fighting to end its brutal reign in the poorest areas of the world.

April is Immunization Month. This film was selected to raise public awareness of polio and the efforts made to prevent and treat the disease.

This film will be screened at the Lubbock and El Paso campuses, but is also available for checkout by faculty, staff, and students at the other TTUHSC campuses.

Free snacks will be provided!

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