World Polio Day

Sat 24th October 2020 at 8.00 am - 4.00 pm

Advocating an end to polio throughout the world

World Polio Day

World Polio Day

24th October is World Polio Day; the day we celebrate Rotary's achievements in helping to eradicate polio from this world. 

Global Polio Eradication Initiative

Since 1985, Rotary International has been part of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative; a public-private partnership led by national governments with five partners – the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Its goal is to eradicate polio worldwide.

Purple For Polio

Purple is the colour of a dye used to mark the fingers of children to show they have been vaccinated against polio, and so purple has become the colour associated with polio eradication.