Posted on Oct 24, 2019
Be a part of World Polio Day
World Polio Day is 24 October, and you can be a part of celebrating the progress we’ve made toward ending polio: 
  • Host: Make sure your club’s event is registered on our website. We’re asking every club to host and register a polio-related event in 2019.
  • Watch: Watch Rotary’s World Polio Day Online Global Update in English on 24 October.
  • Follow: Follow End Polio Now on Facebook and Twitter and follow Rotary International on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.
  • Share: Share our messages and graphic on social media using the #WorldPolioDay hashtag.

The plus in PolioPlus

We talk about Rotary’s effort to end polio that’s called PolioPlus, but what you may not realize is that the program delivers numerous benefits beyond its work toward polio eradication. From preventing disease to providing clean water and even creating jobs, learn how the “Plus” in PolioPlus is improving the world for many more people.

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Nigeria reaches crucial milestone

It’s been more than three years since health officials last reported any wild poliovirus in Nigeria. The milestone, reached on 21 August, means that it’s possible for the entire World Health Organization (WHO) African region to be certified free of the wild poliovirus in mid-2020.

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Miles to End Polio

Each November, Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko and a team of staff members join Rotary members to cycle up to 100 miles in the El Tour de Tucson bicycle ride to raise funds for polio eradication. The event is one of the top cycling events in the United States and attracts more than 9,000 cyclists each year. Learn more about the team members, follow them as they train, and add your support by donating.

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In the news
Dr. Tunji Funsho, chair of Rotary’s Nigeria National PolioPlus Committee, spoke with The Telegraph about what Nigeria’s wild poliovirus-free milestone means for Nigerian children. 
In this opinion piece by two U.S. Rotarians from Minnesota, the Minneapolis Star Tribune highlights the recent progress in Nigeria and the efforts of Rotary members all over the world to eradicate polio.
Help Rotary eradicate polio
Will you help by donating to End Polio Now? Your contribution will be automatically tripled by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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