Post Polio Syndrome Day 2023

Post Polio Syndrome Day is observed annually on October 22nd

In 2023, this day falls on a Sunday, providing an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities in the UK to raise awareness about this condition. Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a disorder of the nerves and muscles that happens in some people many years after they have had polio


. It is estimated that around 120,000 people in the UK are living with the condition


.To mark Post Polio Syndrome Day in the UK 2023, here are some ways to get involved:

  1. Share information about PPS on social media: Use the hashtag #PostPolioSyndromeDay to raise awareness about the condition and share information about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  2. Attend an event: Check with local organizations or charities that support people with PPS to see if they are hosting any events to mark the day.
  3. Donate to a charity: Consider making a donation to a charity that supports people with PPS, such as The Brain Charity or the British Polio Fellowship


  4. Educate yourself: Learn more about PPS and its impact on people’s lives. The more you know, the better equipped you will be to support those living with the condition.
  5. Support those living with PPS: If you know someone living with PPS, reach out to them and offer your support. Simple acts of kindness, such as offering to run errands or providing a listening ear, can make a big difference.
  6. Post Polio Syndrome Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about a condition that affects thousands of people in the UK. By getting involved, we can help to ensure that those living with PPS receive the support and understanding they need.