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With your help, we can end polio for good.

  

  

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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Polio Facts

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Most people have heard of polio but few know that the disease still affects children around the world. You can help by spreading the word.

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World Polio Day Online Global Update

World Polio Day is an annual opportunity for Rotary members to rally the world around the fight to eradicate the disease forever. This year’s program will highlight the heroes of polio eradication, with stories from areas that have recently been affected and areas where polio is still endemic.

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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

16

Reported Cases

2016: 13
2017: 14
2018: 21

Pakistan

72

Reported Cases

2016: 20
2017: 08
2018: 12

Nigeria

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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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