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World Polio Day

24 October

One Day, One Focus, Ending Polio.

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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World Polio Day cheers major achievements toward global polio eradication

Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are celebrating a major milestone this World Polio Day: confirmation that a second type of the wild poliovirus has been eradicated, which is a significant step toward the ultimate goal of a polio-free world.

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Current Status

Since 1988, we’ve seen a worldwide reduction in polio cases of 99.9%. For more than two years, we’ve seen wild polio cases in only two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

  

  

  

Afghanistan

20

Reported Cases

2016: 13
2017: 14
2018: 21

Pakistan

80

Reported Cases

2016: 20
2017: 08
2018: 12

Nigeria

00

Reported Cases

2016: 04
2017: 00
2018: 00

Miles to End Polio

Join Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko, Rotary leaders, staff, and members as they bike the El Tour de Tucson in Arizona, USA, to raise funds to support polio eradication efforts.

  

The History of Rotary & Polio

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Materials to Help Spread the Word

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