• Rotary sets Guinness record

    Rotary finishes the ‘World’s Biggest Commercial’ campaign with more than 115,000 supporters from 172 countries adding their photo to help end polio.

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One of the greatest assets in the fight to end polio is the commitment of supporters around the globe. Share your story with Rotary for an opportunity to be featured on EndPolioNow.org.

Short film showcases importance of polio vaccination

September 17, 2014

The film, which encourages people to vaccinate against polio, is being shown to groups of laborers in Pakistan. The short 2.5 minute film gives a glimpse into the life of taxi driver who regrets not having his daughter vaccinated and reveals life from the point of view of his daughter, now crippled by polio.

Rotary staff member Tom Woods helps fight polio

September 16, 2014

Rotary staff member Tom Woods prepares to join five fellow Rotary staff members and Rotary General Secretary John Hewko for the Miles to End Polio cycling event at El Tour de Tucson to fundraise for polio eradication.


August 5, 2014

In May, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the international spread of polio a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), and issued a set of recommendations to all polio-impacted countries. On 31 July, the situation was reassessed and the Director-General has declared polio remains a public health emergency.

Lawnmower Ride to End Polio

August 5, 2014

Craig Alford, a member of the Rotary club of Armadale, traveled 2,800 km across Australia on his ride-on lawnmower. Why? To raise awareness and funds for Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign.

Rotary releases US$43.6 million to fight polio in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

July 9, 2014

The fight to end polio will receive an additional US$43.6 million boost from Rotary in support of polio immunization activities, surveillance and research to be carried out by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.