• WE’RE ZEROING IN ON THE POLIOVIRUS


    It's been over three years since we've seen Type 3 wild polio in the world, which means that this particular strain has most likely disappeared forever.


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THE COMMONWEALTH RECOMMITS TO END POLIO FOR GOOD

World leaders met at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to show support for the global effort to eradicate polio. The disease, which remains endemic in just two countries, is poised to be the second human disease ever eradicated, after smallpox.

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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT PASSES AMENDMENTS TO INCREASE POLIO FUNDING

The European Parliament passed three amendments in favor of supporting increased EU funding for polio eradication on 28 October, indicating the European Parliament’s strong commitment to the polio eradication program.

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CELEBRITIES RALLY TO HELP #ENDPOLIO ON WORLD POLIO DAY

The success we saw in the fight to end polio this year -- with polio-free milestones reached in Nigeria and the African continent -- wouldn't be possible without the support of health workers, local governments, Rotary and Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners. But it also wouldn't be possible without word of mouth and social media. 

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ROTARY CELEBRATES THREE DECADES OF POLIOPLUS


This year marks the 30th anniversary of Rotary's PolioPlus program. Read about the start of the program and our commitment to end polio globally.

 


At the age of 2, I contracted Polio. At this time, outbreaks were common with approximately 350,000-400,000 cases being reported yearly.  From being a young boy I felt I had to prove myself and use fame as an opportunity to raise awareness for people with disabilities and change engrained perceptions that disabled people are ‘social parasites’, ‘beggars’ and ‘cursed’. This is my story.
At the age of 2, I contracted Polio. At this time, outbreaks were common with approximately 350,000-400,000 cases being reported yearly.  From being a young boy I felt I had to prove myself and use fame as an opportunity to raise awareness for people with disabilities and change engrained perceptions that disabled people are ‘social parasites’, ‘beggars’ and ‘cursed’. This is my story.
At the age of 2, I contracted Polio. At this time, outbreaks were common with approximately 350,000-400,000 cases being reported yearly.  From being a young boy I felt I had to prove myself and use fame as an opportunity to raise awareness for people with disabilities and change engrained perceptions that disabled people are ‘social parasites’, ‘beggars’ and ‘cursed’. This is my story.
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