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End Polio Now

BE A PART OF HISTORY

Help END POLIO NOW - be someone who will be able to tell your children/grandchildren that YOU helped with the eradication of POLIO from this world and helped save thousands of children from this misery.

 

WHAT IS POLIO

Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5.

Most know it as poliovirus. The virus is spread person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can attack the nervous system, and in some instances, lead to paralysis. Although there is no cure, there is a safe and effective vaccine – one which Rotary and their partners use to immunize over 2.5 billion children worldwide.

THE FACTS

  1. Polio mainly affects children under age 5.

  2. There is no cure, but polio is preventable with a vaccine.

  3. Only three countries remain endemic.

  4. Rotary have helped reduce cases by 99.9% since 1988.

  5. Until WE end polio forever, every child is at risk.
The fight to end polio is led by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), which includes Rotary, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and governments of the world, with the support of many others around the globe.


Rotary

Rotary uses its members’ skills and passion to build awareness, fundraise, and encourage governments to donate to and support polio eradication efforts. Over one million Rotary members have volunteered their time and resources to help end polio.


The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest private source of funding for the GPEI. For every $1 donated to End Polio Now, up to $50 million per year, it gives $2 for polio eradication. It provides technical support and invests in research to enhance polio vaccines, surveillance, and outbreak response. Donate R100 and it's effectively a R300 donation!


FACES OF THE FIGHT

Minda Dentler: Ironman athlete, polio survivor, and mother reflects on India's success in going more than 6 years without a new polio case.

 

 https://www.endpolio.org/ironman-athlete-and-polio-survivor-reflect-on-india-s-success

WATCH THE AGENTS OF POLIO ERADICATION (CLICK HERE)


Donate to End Polio

Your donation helps Rotary and its partners reach every child with the polio vaccine. Thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, your contribution will be tripled, getting us even closer to a polio-free world.

Every donation helps Rotary obtain the vaccines, transport and materials needed in the fight against polio.

https://www.endpolio.org/

Rotary & Polio Fact Sheet

 

 

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