24th October 2023
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We’re on a mission to find the 12.5 million unvaccinated children around the world.
Strong routine immunization systems everywhere are critical to stopping transmission of polio, sustaining eradication, and eliminating and better controlling other vaccine-preventable diseases.
When @Rotary formed PolioPlus 1985 to #EndPolio, polio paralyzed 1,000+ children every single day in 125 polio-endemic countries.
Because VaccinesWork, just 2 countries remain wild polio-endemic.
Rotary members have contributed more than USD$2.6 billion dollars and countless volunteer hours to the fight to EndPolio. Together with our partners we immunize over 400 million children every year.
As the first organization to envision a polio-free world through mass immunization of children, Rotary International believes the decision to vaccinate is a humanitarian imperative.
Just 2 polio drops can make a world of difference in the life of a child. A donation to @EndPolioNow helps @Rotary and partners obtain the vaccines, transport, and personnel needed in the fight to #EndPolio for good: endpol.io/give
Want to triple your impact to #EndPolio? Thanks to a 2 to 1 match from the @gatesfoundation, every donation made to @Rotary to @EndPolioNow will be tripled. Donate today: endpol.io/give
As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.
Rotary members have contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by governments to contribute more than $10 billion to the effort.
Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.
By the numbers
$3 Average cost to fully protect a child against polio.
$430million children in total vaccinated in 39 countries in 2017
$100 million cost to conduct polio surveillance worldwide
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The Rotary Club of Thanet has raised £636.50 through Graham Channon who was last year’s Master at Arms. At Grahams discretion this amount was donated to The MS Society, a charity close to his and our members hearts.more