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World Polio Day

24 October

One Day, One Focus, Ending Polio.

Our 6th annual World Polio Day event will take place at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Find out how you can take part in World Polio Day, and watch last year's livestream program featuring global health experts and celebrities sharing our progress on the road to polio eradication.

I am from a generation who has witnessed the devastating effects of polio. When I discovered how close we were to eradicating polio, I was very motivated to be a part of this movement. It is so rare when you can accomplish something so spectacular.
Angelique Kidjo, singer-songwriter

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Rotary and Gates Foundation Celebrate 10 Years of Working Together to End Polio

Since 2013, the Gates Foundation has matched every $1 Rotary commits to polio eradication 2-to-1.
  

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Current Status

Since 1988, we’ve seen a worldwide reduction in polio cases of 99.9%. Last year we only saw wild polio cases in three countries.

  

  

  

Afghanistan

10

Reported Cases

2015: 20
2016: 13
2017: 14

Pakistan

03

Reported Cases

2015: 54
2016: 20
2017: 08

Nigeria

00

Reported Cases

2015: 00
2016: 04
2017: 00

The History of Rotary & Polio

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