'India Beats the Odds, Beats Polio'

Club member Allan has forwarded this update about 'End Polio Now'

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We are excited to share this story, "India beats the odds, beats polio," has now aired on CNN (86 million U.S. subscribers) and CNN International (200 million subscribers around the world) and posted on CNN.com (22 million unique visitors each month). 
 
The feature story was also selected to be posted (along with the photo) on CNN's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/cnn, 10 million fans) and to CNN's Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/cnn, 12 million followers).
 
Both the video (by Mumbai-based CNN International correspondent Mallika Kapur) and the online feature showcase Rotary and National PolioPlus Chair Deepak Kapur, who was interviewed. 
 
Rotary International is credited as "the organization that led the effort to rid India of polio," which the video calls "one of the biggest global health achievement of recent times, and a triumph for India's government and partners that fought the disease."  

You can see and hear the feature at http://cnn.it/Q0Tjxh
 
As most of you know, on March 27 the World Health Organization will certify South-East Asia as polio-free. This polio-free certification encompasses 11 countries and marks four regions of the world that are polio-free. With this landmark, nearly 80% of the world