Ride provides polio vaccinations to Filipino communities
In early 2019, the Rotary Club of Cebu in the Philippines gathered to figure out what we could do to raise immunization rates on our island. They were troubled that in 2018 only 66 percent of children received doses of the oral polio vaccine. Rotary’s campaign to eradicate polio began in the country four decades ago when Rotary International teamed up with the World Health Organization and the Philippine Ministry of Health to vaccinate six million Filipino children. The Rotary Club of Cebu decided they needed to do something to persuade parents to vaccinate their children and get rates back to the 95 percent level that is necessary to prevent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like polio.
World Polio Day
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Miles to End Polio
Join Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko, Rotary leaders, staff, and members as they bike El Tour de Tucson in Arizona, USA, to raise funds to support polio eradication efforts.