Polio Eradication

Rotary International is working with Bill Gates, along with other organisations in a public-private partnership, to eradicate polio worldwide. And now a major milestone has been achieved with the eradication of wild poliovirus in Africa.

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Polio eradication in Africa

Rotary members have played an invaluable decades-long role in the effort to rid Africa of wild polio.  The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially certified that the Africa region is now free from wild poliovirus, signifying a major milestone in the battle to eradicate the disease worldwide. See details on the RIBI website.

And here Rotary's contribution is recognised in Parlament.

Award for contribution to polio eradication

Here we see Andy Miller on the left receiving a certificate from the District Governor Jonathan King in recognition of the club’s significant financial contribution for the eradication of Polio worldwide.

 Music for Everyone concert contributes £3,600 to polio eradication

This years' Music for Everyone Concert raised £1,200. That's £3600 with 2 for 1 matching funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

See Bill Gates testimonial to Rotary

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