All donations by Newbury Rotary Club to End Polio Now during 2015 will be tripled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
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All donations will be identified as End Polio Now donations and are paid into Newbury Rotary Club's Benevolent Fund. Registered Charity No: 26100
End Polio Now is a focus of Newbury Rotary Club's fundraising in 2015
Fundraising events include:
Name the Teddy at Royal Berkshire Show - September 2015
Newbury Boules Tournament - Boules in the Square- on Sunday June 28th 2015
We are within tantalisizing reach of eradicating this disease, forever;
The goals are achievable;
The legacy of the achievement will pave the way for other future programmes.
The world has never been closer to ending polio for good. Since making a pledge to eradicate polio in 1985, Rotary International, together with the partner health agencies, has reduced the number of cases by 99 per cent, putting polio on the brink of being the second disease ever to be completely eradicated.
Today only three polio endemic countries remain: Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria,
There is no cure for polio
But a simple immunisation can prevent children from ever contracting this crippling disease that can lead to limbs of the victim becoming limp and disfigured, and in some cases can cause paralysis and even death.
In 2013 Polio was imported from North Nigeria to the Horn of Africa. An outbreak with over 160 cases resulted.
A new outbreak of Polio was reported in Syria in 2014. There is currently an immunisation programme in progress across the whole of the Middle East countries to prevent its spreading. 22 million children under the age of 5 need to be immunised by March 2014.
A new End Game Eradication Strategy is now in place with the goal of eradicating Polio by 2018.
The plan will cost a further $5.5Bn.
more We are so close to eradicating POLIO.
more Purple Clothes Day at Winchcombe Primary School, Newbury to promote awareness of the Rotary End Polio Now global campaign.
more 2nd May Purple Clothes Day: Winchcombe Primary School End Polio Now events with local Newbury Schools and Businesses.
more On 28th March the pupils and staff of falkland Primary School turned purple for End Polio Now
more Purple Clothes Day event @ Park House School on March 28, 2014