As we get closer and closer to worldwide Polio Eradiation, it's even more important that we understand why we can't give up or slow down. If you want to be able to tell your collegues, friends, family and club members more about polio then read on...
Our district newsletter Oct 2019 - with links to useful resources.
These images were provided by Rotary International for us to promote World Immunisation Week, 24th - 30th April 2019.
There are some great videos available to watch, some a little dry but hugely informative, others quite fun and very easily digestible.
We have some A3 posters and pull up banners that clubs may borrow for use at events.
We are also very happy to visit clubs to speak about the Polio campaign.
The Rotary in Britain and Ireland Purple4Polio webpages have lots of useful and interesting information.
There are posters and flyers to download and print.
There is a weekly update of polio cases around the world on the Polio Global Eradication Initiative pages.
The Polio Global Eradication Initiative is a partnership of Rotary International, the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organisation and UNICEF.
Malcolm Granger, District End Polio Now Coordinator
Angela Campbell, Nisha Chhetri, Harrie Hayward, Meenu Westhead, Polio Team Members
Karen Eveleigh, District Rotary Foundation Chair
updated July 2020
more report of a presentation in Oxford on 14th October 2019 by Dr Abdi Mahamud, the Polio Eradication Initiative National Team Leader for the World Health Organisation in Pakistan
more Following the success of our crocus planting over the last two years, find out how your Rotary Club or RHS Group can help paint District 1090 in the Thames Valley even more Purple4Polio in the Spring of 2021.
more from 23rd to 30th April 2020 the World Health Organisation, Rotary and their partners promote the importance of vaccinations
more All the hard work in October and November was worth it - the Thames Valley turns purple
more the history of polio, the vaccine and the eradication programme
more Rotary's polio campaign is supported by many famous faces
more Rotary clubs and their Purple4Polio partners all over the District are well under-way with their crocus planting to raise awareness for End Polio Now.
more response to reports of a polio vaccine shortage
back Rotary's remarkable commitment. Working with an incredible network of people, we really are so close to eradicating polio.