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    CDC provides scientific expertise to many polio eradication programs and activities. In the final push toward global polio eradication, CDC continues its close collaboration Rotary International to ensure a coordinated global and country-level response.


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The Global Polio Eradication Initiative

The fight to end polio is led by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which includes Rotary International, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and governments of the world, with the support of many others around the globe.

Rotary’s Polio Ambassadors

We are now “This Close” to achieving a polio-free world, and many public figures and celebrities have signed on to help Rotary spread the word.  More than 40 world figures and celebrities  including Bill Gates, Archie Panjabi, Psy, Jackie Chan, Ziggy Marley, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jane Goodall, Amanda Peet, and Jack Nicklaus are taking part in Rotary’s “This Close” campaign. We are “This Close” to ending polio -- all we need is you.