May 6, 2014
To Protect Progress, WHO Declares Spread of Polio as Public Health Emergency
Rotary supports the WHO Director-General’s recommendations that describe polio as a public health emergency of international concern, including the request that countries that are actively exporting the wild poliovirus (and all polio-endemic countries) ensure that all of their residents and long-term travelers are immunized against the disease before travel.
This is a positive step needed to safeguard the remarkable progress the world has made toward ending polio forever, because we know that outbreaks will continue to occur until we can stop polio at the source: the remaining endemic countries.
With our partners, as well as health ministries, governments, and others, Rotary remains committed to a polio-free world.
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