Polio Update for Week Ending July 6, 2024
 
Three new Wild Polio cases reported this week (ending July 6, 2024). 
We are now 4 weeks since the Onset of Paralysis of the most recent reported Wild Polio Case in Pakistan.
 
YES, your Polio donations are still being matched $2 to your $1 in the 2024-25 year by the Gates Foundation!
 
Pakistan - A Polio vaccination drive is underway from July 1-7, in an attempt to vaccinate more than 9.5 million children in 41 districts to try and get the virus back under control.
 
DONOR UPDATE - WHO would like to extend its gratitude to the Board of Trustees of the Rotary Foundation for the approval of new grants totaling US$ 40 million at its May 2024 meeting, in support of polio campaign operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan, technical assistance for surveillance in the African Region and global outbreak response.
 
A message from Trustee Chair Barry Rassin
Did you know that Rotary clubs who donate US$1,500 or more to PolioPlus (this Rotary Year and in the coming Rotary Year) will receive a certificate of appreciation? Your support is crucial in our fight to eradicate polio. Thank you for your continued dedication and generosity. Together, we end polio.
 
You will enjoy listening to this Rotary Voices Podcast - the Polio story of Dr. Peter Salk and his father's legacy in the Polio eradication effort.    
 

End Polio Now - Countdown to History

In 1985, Rotary launched the PolioPlus program to protect children worldwide from the cruel and fatal consequences of polio. In 1988, the World Health Assembly challenged the world to eradicate polio.

Since that time, Rotary's efforts and those of partner agencies, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children's Fund, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and governments around the world, have achieved a 99% reduction in the number of polio cases worldwide.

Rotarians stand at the brink of a great victory and look forward to celebrating the global eradication of polio.

Advocate, Donate & Educate to END POLIO NOW & FOREVER!

21,000,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio

You can help Rotary get the job done by contributing to Rotary’s PolioPlus program or creating awareness of polio.