Rotary’s Legacy in the Effort to Eradicate Polio Worldwide
End Polio Now

 How all the efforts and hard work to eradicate Polio is now helping Covid-19!      
We’re committed to service, and we’re not afraid to dream big and set bold goals.  We began our fight against polio in 1979 with a project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines.  Today, polio remains endemic in only three countries—down from 125 in 1988.  As recently as July 2020, Nigeria has been certified Polo Free.  In August of 2020, End Polio Now announced that only 85 cases remain worldwide.  29 in Afghanistan and 56 in Pakistan.  Reaching last year’s commitment means The Gates Foundation then matched donations 2-1, which in turn, the Rotary Foundation matched.
 
Today, the work continues as Rotary is helping service Covid-19 by using our polio networks that have been established for years.
 

     

 

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