Purple 4 Polio Campaign October 2017 to Spring 2018
Planting crocus bulbs for the Rotary International Purple 4 Polio Campaign, and admiring the results!
For over 30 years, Rotary and its members have been committed to fighting to eradicate polio across the world. The number of polio-endemic countries has dropped from 125 to just two (Pakistan and Afghanistan), with over 2.5 billion children receiving vaccinations thanks to the help of Rotary. There were only 22 cases of polio worldwide in 2017, and our hope is that polio will cease to exist 'in the wild' this year.
With eradication now closer than ever, our latest campaign, Purple4Polio, is designed to unite communities to engage in activities as part of the final push to eradicate polio for good.
The campaign ties in with the 100 year anniversary of The Rotary Foundation, Rotary’s own charity, which has played a key role in making polio eradication become close to a reality.
For more information, visit www.endpolionow.org