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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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Rotary and the Gates Foundation extend funding match for polio eradication

Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced on 22 January that their long-term fundraising partnership, which generates up to $150 million annually for polio eradication, will continue. Under the agreement, Rotary is committed to raising $50 million a year over the next three years, and each dollar will be matched with an additional two dollars by the Gates Foundation.

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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.

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Afghanistan

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Reported Cases

2019: 29
2018: 21
2017: 14
2016: 13

Pakistan

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Reported Cases

2019: 144
2018: 12
2017: 08
2016: 20

Nigeria

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Reported Cases

2019: 00
2018: 00
2017: 00
2016: 04

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.

  

The History of Rotary & Polio

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Materials to Help Spread the Word

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