One Day. One Focus:
Ending Polio

24 October

On World Polio Day, thousands of Rotary clubs around the world will hold events and fundraisers to recognize our progress in the global fight to end polio.

Our 2019 online global update will air in multiple time zones and languages, reaching more people and raising more awareness than ever before. Visit the Rotary International Facebook page to RSVP to your region’s online global update.

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Be a Part of History


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.

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.

Donate Now


Donate Your Voice

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

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Event Ideas

Polio documentary viewing party

Host a Viewing Party

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

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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.

Polio walk

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.

Register Your Event

Let us know how you're participating in World Polio Day and you could be featured on our social media pages.

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Rotary and Gates Foundation

Learn how Rotary and World Polio Day 2018 sponsor the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are working together to end polio around the world.

Find an Event Through Your Local Rotary Club

Host a Viewing Party