POLIO ERADICATION CAMPAIGN

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                                                        Foundation News

                                                                  For the

                                        POLIO ERADICATION CAMPAIGN

                                              NEWSLETTER No 1 for 2008

  "NOW MORE THAN EVER:

            STOP POLIO FOREVER"

 "This tremendous initiative would never be where it is today without Rotary; and, most importantly, the ultimate success of this initiative will never be realized without the leadership, advocacy, and energy of Rotarians everywhere."

Dr Bruce Aylward, Co-ordinator of the World Health Organisation's Polio Eradication Initiative

THE BILL and MELINDA GATES CHALLENGEThe Gates Foundation has donated US$100,000,000 to Rotary International to use in the Final Push to eradicate polio in the world once and for all.   Rotary International has accepted the challenge to match this donation by December 31st 2010.

 THE DISTRICT CHALLENGE

This is to raise the equivalent of