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


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.


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


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Administering Polio Vaccine

Why Rotary is investing in zero and beyond

Ryan Hyland and Erin Biba, Rotary | 24 April 2017

We’re so close to eradicating polio. Here’s why we need $1.5 billion more to finish the job.

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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.






Reported Cases

2014: 28
2015: 20
2016: 13



Reported Cases

2014: 306
2015: 54
2016: 20



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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Materials to Help Spread the Word

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