Make History Today

With your help, we can end polio for good.

  

I am from a generation who has witnessed the devastating effects of polio. When I discovered how close we were to eradicating polio, I was very motivated to be a part of this movement. It is so rare when you can accomplish something so spectacular.
Angelique Kidjo, singer-songwriter

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Polio Facts

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Most people have heard of polio but few know that the disease still affects children around the world. You can help by spreading the word.

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Every donation helps us obtain the vaccines, transport and materials needed in the fight against polio.

  

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Administering Polio Vaccine

6 Key Numbers in the Fight to End Polio

John Hewko, General Secretary, Rotary | 13 January 2017

We are close to eradicating a human disease for only the second time in history. A global public-private partnership has reduced the poliovirus caseload by 99.9% over the last 30 years, but there’s still plenty of work to do...
  

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Current Status

Since 1988, we’ve seen a worldwide reduction in polio cases of 99.9%. Last year we only saw wild polio cases in three countries.

  

  

  

Afghanistan

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Reported Cases

2014: 28
2015: 20
2016: 13

Pakistan

02

Reported Cases

2014: 306
2015: 54
2016: 20

Nigeria

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Reported Cases

2014: 06
2015: 00
2016: 04

World Polio Day

Watch our fourth annual World Polio Day event, co-hosted with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We streamed live from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, bringing together more than 100,000 viewers around the world. Celebrities and experts joined us to share our progress on the road to polio eradication.
 

The History of Rotary & Polio

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