The Rotary End Polio Now campaign

Rotary is an international community that brings together leaders who step up to take on the world’s toughest challenges, locally and globally. The eradication of polio is one of our longest standing and most significant efforts.

Along with our partners Rotary has helped immunise more than 2.5 billion children against Polio in 122 countries.

We have helped reduce polio cases by 99.9% worldwide and we wont stop until we end the disease for good.

Until the disease is eradicated for good there is always a chance that it will start spreading around the world again - that is why it is so important to keep the immunisation campaign going. 

To find out how this has been brought about and the plans to finish the job of ridding the world of only the second public health disease in history, go to

If you wish to help Medway Sunlight Rotary Club in this campaign please visit our giving page - where every penny you donate goes to the cause - and is trebled by the generosity of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  In other words every pound donated is worth £3 to the End Polio Now campaign.

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The Rotary End Polio Now campaign sub-pages:

A message on Polio from the stars

more Ade Adepitan and Konnie Huq describe the impact of Polio on their lives

How Polio eradication has improved Africa's healthcare system

more So much more than eradicating Polio has been achieved in Africa through Rotary's efforts

Africa certified wild polio-free!

more On August 25, Africa was officially certified free of wild poliovirus. Learn how Rotary members around the world contributed to EndPolio in the region.

Rotary's purple crocus represents the purple dye placed on the finger of each child immunised against Polio.  With your help we are now so close to getting rid of this horrible disease.

Dobbies' customers find out about purple pinkies!

more Club members raise £231 at Dobbies (9/2/2013)

Ohh so saucy!!

more Wilkin and Sons Ltd have kindly donated thousands of bottles of special Rotary Tomato Ketchup and members have been busy using it to raise funds!