In Support of Rotary's World Polio Day
by Kaj Pedersen
In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Rotary has contributed more than $1.7 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute more than $7.2 billion to the effort.
To support this effort and the upcoming Rotary EndPolio Day, BBRC held a meeting where we honored the work of Pakistan in its eradication efforts, promoted the B&MG Foundation’s celebration on October 24th and we also learned about polio survivor’s journey dealing with the impact of this virus – we appreciate Paul Jeganathan’s story and learning about Polio Outreach’s work. There is still much to do, even with being close to stopping polio and you can learn more by clicking the yellow button.