World Polio Day is 24th October 2020

Fri 11th September 2020 at 10.07 am - 11.07 am

24th October is World Polio Day and Rotarians across the globe will celebrate our achievements in eradicating Polio from all but 2 countries

24 October is World Polio Day!

World Polio Day is a time for Rotarians across the globe to raise awareness about our work to eradicate polio for good. If we stay committed to making progress, polio will be the second human disease ever to be eradicated.

In our fight to end polio, we’ve used our collective strength to defeat this devastating disease in almost every part of the world. This year, the World Health Organization’s African region was certified free of wild poliovirus – showing that eradication is possible even in very difficult circumstances. Wild poliovirus still paralyzes children in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and as long as polio exists anywhere, it remains a threat everywhere.

Let’s Take Action
A polio-free world is possible, but we can achieve it only by taking action together. With the challenges to vaccination programs posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even more crucial that Rotary continues to build awareness and raise funds for polio eradication.

Join our effort to raise funds to vaccinate children and end polio by supporting the Purple4Polio stall and purchase of purple crocus corms that will flower in the spring at the same time as the children are vaccinated.

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