World Polio Day


World Polio Day 2019: 24th October 2019

World Polio Day took place on 24th October 2019. It was announced that Type 3 wild polio virus has been eradicated. Two down - one to go! Type 2 was declared eradicated in 2012 so only Type 1 remains in circulation in restricted parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

This is is one of the best opportunities to tell the Rotary Polio Story. World Polio Day is a chance for Rotarians across the world to come together to fight polio. There are many ways you could mark the day in 2020. Start planning now!

Dedicate your club meeting to focus on Rotary’s work to end polio that week or hold a community fundraiser. Wear your End Polio Now pin and your crocus and encourage your friends and family to do the same. Plant crocuses on World Polio Day or illuminate a building in your town or city.
 
To help you and your club mark World Polio Day, a number of resources have been put together for you to download.
 
This is an ideal opportunity to engage with your local community, celebrities and media to remind them about the Rotary Polio Story and how everyone can get involved.

Click here to go to the Rotary International website for World Polio Day

Click here to download resources from the RIBI website

Click here to go to the RI Resource Centre for World Polio Day