The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is a public-private partnership led by national governments and spearheaded by the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Its goal is to eradicate polio worldwide.  Learn more about this unique public health initiative on our partnership website.For resources and information you can use to join us in the fight, Visit Rotary’s polio eradication website ( and help us End Polio Now!

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Something incredible is happening this week: 116 million children across 13 countries in West and Central Africa will receive the polio vaccine. All this thanks to the dedication of nearly 200,000 health workers, who work tirelessly to give children everywhere a polio-free world.

"Town criers, local guides, community leaders and radio stations have been engaged to spread the word about the campaign and educate people about its importance, according to Carol Pandak, director of Rotary International's polio program.” Via Daily Mail:

Health workers and volunteers are immunizing 116 million children across Africa as regional emergency outbreak response intensifies.

Thanks to Belgian MEP Pascal Arimont for hosting an event at the Europees Parlement in België / Parlement européen en Belgique to discuss polio eradication and how we're helping to build resilient health systems.

Since 2010, Rotary has invested over $15 million to improve schools through clean water, sanitation and hygiene education. #WorldWaterDay

How did skydivers raise thousands for polio eradication? Find out here:

“To watch India's immunization program in action is to watch an army of people of every age and background quickly dispatched across the country. They set up booths at traffic lights and neighborhood milk stands." Via VICE:

"Protecting Americans, preventing epidemics, strengthening markets, saving lives: aid delivers phenomenal benefits, and for a bargain." - Bill Gates via TIME: