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Rotary’s Polio Efforts Praised by Bill and Melinda Gates.  “They know going from 350,000 cases to 37 is amazing, but success is zero.”
In 2015, there were 74 reported cases of polio.
In 2016, that number dropped to 37.
So far, in 2017, that number has dropped even further – to single digits

Thanks to global vaccination efforts, more than 2.5 billion children have been protected against polio since 1985, but there’s still more work to be done. This World Immunization Week, here are easy ways to support polio eradication:

1. Follow End Polio Now on Twitter and Facebook, and share or retweet Rotary and our partners’ messages.

2. Check endpolio.org for new blog posts and additional social media content to share on your own channels.

Every year, Bill and Melinda Gates publish an annual letter to broaden awareness and interest in key global health and development programs. This year’s Annual Letter mentioned polio among their foundation’s ongoing efforts to fight disease and inequality, specifically, the incredible progress that’s been made towards polio eradication. Melinda Gates offers these kind words to reaffirm the important role Rotary has had leading the way to a polio-free world:

“We’re awed by the teams of vaccinators who take risks to reach each child. And we’re inspired by the infinite persistence of Rotary International. They were leading this fight long before we joined it, and they’ve just kept moving forward.”

She goes on to say, “They know going from 350,000 cases to 37 is amazing, but success is zero.” Even though a handful of polio cases have been reported this year, there is a chance these are the last cases of polio in history. This June, Bill Gates will speak at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA to discuss how we can — and will — end polio together.

Source: Warren Buffett’s Best Investment | Bill Gates

Rotary’s Polio Efforts Praised by Bill and Melinda Gates.  “They know going from 350,000 cases to 37 is amazing, but success is zero.”

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