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One Day. One Focus:
Ending Polio

On 24 October, join us for our fourth annual World Polio Day event, co-hosted with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We’ll be streaming live from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, to bring together more than 50,000 viewers around the world. We’ll be joined by celebrities and experts to share our progress on the road to polio eradication.

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When Is It?



18:00 EDT

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Who Is Involved?


Unicef                   CDC - Safer healthier people

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What Is Happening?

Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will be available for viewing any time at

Be a Part of History

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Donate Your Time

Ending a disease is a massive effort and Rotary and our partners can’t do it alone. Learn how you can join us in our efforts to end polio.

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Donate Your Funds

We’re closer than ever to eradicating polio but we’re not done yet. We still need funds to continue immunizations and surveillance efforts. Your gift will get us closer to the finish line.

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Donate Your Voice

We need your voice to help us end polio now. Get involved and spread the message that we can end the second human disease in history.

Share Your Voice

We're closer than ever to ending polio. But we need your help. Rotary's World Polio Day Livestream Event 24 October 2016 6:00p.m EDT


I want to end polio. Join me. Rotary's World Polio Day Livestream Event 24 October 2016 6:00p.m EDT


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Let us know how you’re participating in World Polio Day 2016 and you could be featured in our streamed event or on our social media pages.

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Event Ideas

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Host a Concert

Rotary clubs in Lucerne, Switzerland, raised $300,000 by hosting a concert with an internationally renowned conductor and orchestra.

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Host a Polio Walk or Ride

Rotary clubs in Kenya and France hosted walks and cycling events to raise funds and awareness for polio eradication efforts.

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Host a Viewing Party

The Rotary Club of Haute Rive, in Mauritius, hosted a screening of a documentary about polio in Pakistan.

The Benefits of Eradicating Polio

Top 5 Reasons

Materials for World Polio Day

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