Nigeria goes one year without a case of polio
July 24, 2015
Today marks one year since the last case of polio in Nigeria, the only remaining polio-endemic country in Africa. This achievement – the longest period Nigeria has gone without a case of the paralyzing disease – could signal the world will soon see a polio-free Africa, a significant global health milestone.
What it takes to end polio in Pakistan
July 9, 2015
Rotary leaders recently traveled to Pakistan to discuss steps that country must take to end polio. International PolioPlus Chair Mike McGovern and Director of PolioPlus, Dr. Carol Pandak met with Pakistan PolioPlus Committee Chair Aziz Memon and other local and national leaders, including President Mamnoon Hussain.
ROTARY RELEASES US$40.3 MILLION TO END POLIO WORLDWIDE
June 16, 2015
The fight to eradicate polio gets an additional US$40.3 million boost from Rotary in support of immunization activities and research to be carried out by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
Cautiously optimistic in the global fight against polio
June 9, 2015
Dr. Hamid Jafari, WHO’s Director for Global Polio Eradication and Research addressed Rotary members at Rotary’s International Convention in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 8. Jafari updated the audience with the current status on global polio eradication efforts.
Bill Gates thanks Rotary for fighting to end polio
June 8, 2015
Bill Gates addressed Rotary members at the International Convention to thank them for their unwavering support to end polio over the last 30 years.