End Polio Now
ROTARY AND POLIO
When Rotary began the fight in 1985 Polio affected 350,000 people, mostly children, in 125 countries every year. Since then, Polio cases have dropped by more than 99%.
Rotary International has contributed $1.3 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than two billion children.
After nearly 30 years the Global Polio eradication initiative stands on the brink of history by making Polio only the second human disease, after smallpox, to be stopped forever.
WHY POLIO ERADICATION MATTERS
No child anywhere in the world will have to suffer from this completely preventable disease. It only costs 40 pence to protect a child against Polio for life.
Rotarys chief role is fundraising and mobilising volunteers. Two Rotarians from Minehead are going to India early next year to help immunise children there.
Every pound Rotary raises will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
WE CAN END POLIO NOW.
DONT MISS THIS MOMENT IN HISTORY.
World Polio Day