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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Polio survivor and active Rotary volunteer, Ann Lee Hussey, shares what drives her commitment to end the disease once and for all. Via Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation:

Today is Rotary's 112th anniversary! Thank you for supporting all our efforts, including the fight to end polio. Check out this gallery of celebrations around the world:

Polio has existed for millennia, but it's on the verge of worldwide eradication. Read more about polio then and now. Via The Independent:

The Government of Japan announced a US$33.3 million grant in emergency funding to UNICEF to help protect millions of children from polio in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region.

In Pakistan in recent years, polio vaccinations more than doubled from 11 million (2013) to 24 million (2015), while recorded cases dropped from 304 (2014) to 20 (2016). Learn how Rotary is working with Pakistan to end polio for good:

As Bill Gates and Melinda Gates say in their Annual Letter, the magic number is 0 when it comes to polio:

"In April 2016, the type of vaccine used to fight the disease was changed, to protect against the worrying phenomenon of vaccine-derived polio. Here is everything you need to know about the switch." Via The Independent:

"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. They know that going from 350,000 cases to 37 is amazing, but success is zero." - Melinda Gates Read more in Bill Gates and Melinda Gates' Annual Letter: