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With your help, we can end polio for good.

  

Rotary's statement on COVID-19 and its impact on polio eradication efforts

In the midst of a global pandemic, we understand that attention to polio eradication will be temporarily diverted, and this makes it all the more vital for Rotarians to remain strongly committed to fighting polio and not let our progress be eroded.

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World Polio Day

24 October

One Day, One Focus, Ending Polio.

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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3 Minutes.

A world of difference.

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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 support, transport and materials needed in the fight against polio.

  

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Current Status

Since 1988, we've seen a worldwide reduction in polio cases of 99.9%. For more than two years, we've seen wild polio cases in only two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Afghanistan

02

Reported Cases

2019: 29
2018: 21
2017: 14
2016: 13

Pakistan

32

Reported Cases

2019: 146
2018: 12
2017: 08
2016: 20

Nigeria

00

Reported Cases

2019: 00
2018: 00
2017: 00
2016: 04

Miles to End Polio

Join Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko, Rotary leaders, staff, and members as they bike El Tour de Tucson in Arizona, USA, to raise funds to support polio eradication efforts.

  

The History of Rotary & Polio

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Materials to Help Spread the Word

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