Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.
As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we’ve reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.
Rotary members have contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease.
Well – the fight to totally eradicate it goes on and it looks as though we’re almost there BUT almost is no guarantee it couldn’t flare up again! The effort continues to totally obliterate this dreadful disease from the face of the planet.
We’re looking for people to join us. If you’re over 18 your age, job, gender, ethnicity, doesn’t matter: what we want is people who can help us “Make things Happen” mostly on projects helping those with local needs. If you’re too busy to become a full member you can still become a “Friend of Rotary” and just give us a hand with specific projects whilst also making some friends for life. 🙂
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be back in touch.
Wild poliovirus weekly case update from @WHO: No new cases.
In 2023: Afghanistan: 5; Pakistan: 2.
In 2022: Afghanistan: 2; Pakistan: 20; Mozambique: 8.https://t.co/j22YvKtrRW. #EndPolio. pic.twitter.com/2QWUE7spuc
— Aidan O’Leary (@WHOPolDirector) September 1, 2023