Since its launch at the World Health Assembly in 1988, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has reduced the global incidence of polio by more than 99.9% and the number of countries with endemic polio from 125 to 2. More than 10 million people are walking today who otherwise would have been paralysed.
The Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-18 was developed to capitalise on the new opportunities available to us following the success of the eradication of polio in India and the advancement of medical science and knowledge; so that we can put an end to this terrible, yet preventable disease.
If you would like to learn more about eradicating polio, then please visit www.polioeradication.org, which provides all the information you need to keep yourself informed of the latest news, data and outbreaks. Rotary International initiated the campaign to eradicate polio much earlier however in the Philippines in 1979 and globally with the launch of PolioPlus in 1985.
Rotarians in District 1150 have given generously throughout this time donating over $1M since 1988. Rotary's involvement can also be viewed at www.endpolio.org
Thank you to the dedicated Rotary members, health workers, donors, government leaders, and partners, that tirelessly worked to eliminate the wild poliovirus.
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