• MAKE HISTORY TODAY


    Learn how you can celebrate World Polio Day 2016 with us.


    Learn more

Make
History

Urge world leaders to provide critical funding needed to end polio forever.

News

2011_CHAD_0077

ROTARY RECOMMITS TO ENDING POLIO IN NIGERIA

The World Health Organization has confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Nigeria, the first cases in the country since July 2014. The program has overcome outbreaks before, and Rotary will not stop its efforts to ensure that every child is born into a polio-free world.

EU funding EPN

CANADA & THE POLIO STORY: A WILL, A WAY, AND A HEALTHIER WORLD

What connects $40 million, breakthroughs for global public health, and the future of Pakistan and Afghanistan’s children? The answer is Canada, which holds a special place in my heart.

_MG_5792

CHANGING A COMMUNITY, ONE PERSON AT A TIME

Rotary member Siddhartha Bose recalls an occasion when it was particularly difficult to convince a community that the polio vaccine is not only safe, but necessary.

Spotlight

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.
canseco sabin

STAY INFORMED

Get the latest news about polio eradication. Learn how you can take action against polio with Rotary.

rotary-logo-transparent

Rotary brings together leaders who step up to take on the toughest challenges, locally and globally.