The Purple Pinkie

Sat, Apr 3rd 2021 at 8:02 pm- Sat, Jul 31st 2021 - 10:02 pm

Rotary and a thirty year campaign to eliminate the virus causing child hood poliomyelitis throughout Africa and Asia.

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Rotary Club of Malton and Norton 

Purple Pinkie Day - Rotary Club of Guernseysend 

The Purple Pinkie 

For over 30 years, Rotary and its members have been committed to fighting the viral pandemic of polio across the world. 

Rotary spearheaded the campaign at a time when there were over 1,000 polio cases a day in 125 countries, paralysing and even killing children. Today, the number of cases is down by 99.9%. 

Over the last 35 years, Rotary members, working with communities around the world, have contributed countless volunteer hours and funds, in the fight to end polio virus. 

This is a partnership which includes Rotary, World Health Organization, UNICEF, and more recently, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and GAVI the Vaccine Alliance. These organisations work alongside governments of the world to end polio. 

Because of the efforts of Rotary and our partners, nearly 19 million people who would otherwise have been paralysed are walking, and more than 1.5 million people are alive who would otherwise have died. 

A purple dye is painted on a child’s little finger to signify they have received their life saving polio vaccine. 

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