Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 30 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.
As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we’ve reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. Recently the Africa Region was declared free of wild polio. That leaves just two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan, that still have cases of wild polio.
We’ve helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. So far, Rotary has contributed more than $1.8 billion toward eradicating the disease worldwide.
Help us to eradicate polio by donating at endpolio.org or contact The rotary Club of Picton to learn more about our local initiatives.