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Major achievement focus of Rotary's World Polio Day event

Rotary’s 2020 World Polio Day Online Global Update program on 24 October hails this year’s historic achievement in polio eradication: Africa being declared free of the wild poliovirus.

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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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Current Status

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

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Afghanistan

52

Reported Cases

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

Pakistan

77

Reported Cases

2019: 147
2018: 12
2017: 08
2016: 20

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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