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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The first-ever G20 Health Ministers’ meeting issued a declaration on global health, including recognition of the historic opportunity to contribute to global polio eradication.

Parents, community leaders, and students are hunting down the poliovirus in inaccessible areas in Somalia.

The discovery of the poliovirus in Nigeria last summer shocked eradication efforts. Here’s how we’re making sure it doesn’t happen again.

"What many may not realize is that it largely has been the work of Rotary International over decades, well before the Gates Foundation even existed, that has gotten us close to eradication.” Via Humanosphere:

The New York Times explores how the infrastructure in place to end polio is used to combat Ebola and other diseases.

Check out these great photos that show how it takes a village to raise a child, and to protect them from polio.

"Endemic countries are down to three – Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan – and 2016 saw the lowest ever number of children paralyzed by polio in history."

“Engaging traditional leaders at all levels has been most effective in reducing cases of non-compliance across the country.”