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Where are we in the fight to end polio? What have we accomplished? How can we make history together? Join Rotary for a live global update on World Polio Day. 

ADVOCATE

The fight to end polio is a massive effort that Rotary and its partners cannot do alone. Help secure support from governments, non-governmental organizations, corporations and the public. Your advocacy efforts help ensure that no child will suffer from this crippling disease ever again.

Share Your Voice

Share your voice

Get the facts about polio and spread the word via your social networks, throughout your local community, with the press, and to your government.

Outreach Guide and Key Messages
Advocacy Flyer
Global Outlook: Advocating for Polio Eradication
End Polio Now Brochure
Guide to Lighting Up Iconic Structures

Club Meeting

Club meetings

Invite policy makers (members of parliament, ministers, members of Congress, development agency representatives) to a local Rotary club meeting to discuss the progress against polio and how they can make history by supporting the fight to end polio.

Sample Invitation Letter
Certificate of Appreciation

Share Your Story

Share your story

Each person has his or her own personal reason for supporting the fight to end polio. You story can help convince others to get involved. Share your story with Rotary for a chance to be featured on this website.

Share your story

Fundraise

Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have extended their partnership during the critical endgame phase of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. From 2013 to 2018, every US dollar Rotary commits to polio eradication will instantly become three dollars, thanks to a 2-to1 match by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Join Rotary in the final push to end polio and help make history today.

End Polio Now Brochure

End Polio Now brochure

Secure support from governments, nongovernmental organizations, corporations, and the public to fully fund the polio endgame plan.

End Polio Now brochure

Shop End Polio Now

Shop End Polio Now

Purchase T-shirts, pins and other materials to show your support for polio eradication.

Shop.rotary.org

Educate

Send a letter to the editor. Suggest a polio eradication story to a local reporter. Share Rotary infographics to raise awareness about polio eradication.

Sample Press Release

Sample press release

Develop a press release four local media to use to tell your community about the work you are doing to end polio. Include examples of how you are making an impact and quotes from local Rotary members and other supporters.

Download Press Release

Infographics

Infographics

Use the engaging, informative graphics Rotary makes available. Share these education tools through your social networks to raise awareness and support for the final push to end polio.

Why does polio eradication matter
Status of polio eradication
Polio funding

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

Has a news story neglected to mention Rotary’s commitment to ending polio? Send a letter to the editor explaining Rotary’s contributions to polio eradication.

Download Letter to the Editor

Media Center

Polio eradication materials

Rotary International maintains an extensive inventory of high-resolution photos, HD videos, advertisements and graphics to support polio eradication efforts. Use these materials to reach out to news media in your community.

Media Center