Africa set to be declared free of the disease!


Read Polio eradicated in Africa, dated August 25, 2020

Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 30 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.

As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.

Rotary  helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. So far, Rotary has contributed more than $1.8 billion toward eradicating the disease worldwide.

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