Rotary gives US$40.4 million to end polio worldwide


On the heels of historic success against polio in Nigeria and across the continent of Africa, the global effort to end polio is receiving an additional US $40.4 million boost from Rotary to support immunization activities and surveillance spearheaded by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Polio is on track to become the second human disease ever to be eliminated from the world (smallpox is the first). To date, Rotary has helped 194 countries stop the transmission of polio through the mass immunization of children. Rotary’s new funding commitment, announced in advance of the Oct. 24 observance of World Polio Day 2015, targets countries where children remain at risk of contracting this incurable, but vaccine-preventable, disease.

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Source: Rotary gives US$40.4 million to end polio worldwide | Rotary

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