Proud to be part of World End Polio day, great networking around Papatoetoe and collected and donated almost $3000 dollars and done the polio awareness to local and all the help will go to countries needed the help.
On World Polio Day, thousands of Rotary clubs around the world hold events and fundraisers to recognize our progress in the global fight to end polio.
Rotary has contributed more than $1.9 billion to ending polio since 1985.
When Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative more than three decades ago, polio paralyzed 1,000 children every day.
We’ve made great progress against the disease since then. Polio cases have dropped by 99.9 per cent, from 350,000 cases in 1988 in 125 countries to 33 cases of wild poliovirus in 2018 in just two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. And we remain committed to the end.
With polio nearly eradicated, Rotary and its partners must sustain this progress and continue to reach every child with the polio vaccine. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk. Rotary has committed to raising US$50 million each year to support global polio eradication efforts. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged to match that 2-to-1, for a total yearly contribution of $150 million.
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