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17 Oct 2017 description
report Rotary

EVANSTON, Ill. (Oct. 17, 2017) — With just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year.

To recognize this historic progress, Rotary clubs worldwide will host events in conjunction with Rotary International’s fifth annual World Polio Day celebration on Oct. 24.

17 Jun 2015 description
report Rotary

Rotary is releasing $40.3 million in grants to support polio immunization activities in 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, three countries where the disease has never been stopped.

The funds will help build on gains Rotary and its partners have been making in the fight to eradicate polio. Nigeria hasn’t seen a polio case since 24 July and the World Health Organization could remove it from the list of polio-endemic countries as soon as September if no cases are reported. Nigeria would have to go another two years without a case to be certified polio-free.

20 Jan 2015 description
report Rotary

The continued fight to eradicate polio gets an additional $34.8 million boost from Rotary in support of immunization activities and research to be carried out by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The funds will be used by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF for polio immunization, surveillance and research activities in ten countries, as well as to provide technical assistance to additional countries in Africa.

27 Oct 2014 description
report Rotary

CONTACTS: Vivian Fiore - Vivian.fiore@rotary.org, Phone: +1 (847) 866-3234 (US)

HUMANITARIAN GROUP’S OCTOBER 24 LIVESTREAM EVENT FROM CHICAGO FEATURES TOP GLOBAL HEALTH EXPERTS, POLIO-SURVIVOR MINDA DENTLER, POP STAR TESSANNE CHIN, REGGAE’S ZIGGY MARLEY AND MORE

12 Jan 2012 description

Critical need to maintain immunity to poliovirus in India until global eradication achieved

ATLANTA / EVANSTON, Ill. / GENEVA / NEW YORK / SEATTLE ¦ 12 January 2012 – India appears to have interrupted wild poliovirus transmission, today completing one year without polio since its last case, in a 2-year-old girl in the state of West Bengal, on 13 January 2011.

29 Sep 2011 description
report Rotary

By Dan Nixon
Rotary International News -- 28 September 2011

Rotary International has played a major role in helping the Global Polio Eradication Initiative make continued progress and overcome obstacles in the drive to rid the world of the disease.

Since October 2010, Rotary has provided almost US$40 million for polio surveillance, immunization campaigns, and technical assistance in several countries. In India, only one case of polio has been reported since January of this year.

07 Dec 2010 description

Proposed Emergency Outbreak Response Activities including neighbouring areas of Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

(data as of 7 December 2010)

Current Situation:

As of 7 December, at least 476 cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) and 179 deaths have been reported from the site of the acute poliomyelitis outbreak centred in Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo. Six cases have been confirmed to have been caused by wild poliovirus type 1 and laboratory testing continues.

16 Nov 2010 description

Proposed Emergency Outbreak Response Activities including neighbouring areas of Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

(data as of 16th Nov 2010)

Current Situation:

As of 9 November, 324 cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) and 146 deaths have been reported from the site of the acute poliomyelitis outbreak centred in Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo. Five cases have been confirmed to have been caused by wild poliovirus type 1 and laboratory testing continues.

11 Nov 2010 description

La campagne cible les enfants et les adultes dans certaines zones de trois pays d'Afrique centrale

Brazzaville/Dakar, 11 novembre 2010 - Le premier tour d'une campagne de vaccination de masse ciblant 3 millions de personnes de tout âge débute vendredi (12 novembre) en réponse à une épidémie de polio faisant majoritairement et de manière inhabituelle, des victimes parmi les adultes.

11 Nov 2010 description

Young and old to be targeted in parts of 3 central African countries

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo/DAKAR, Senegal 11 November 2010 - The first wave of mass polio immunization campaigns -targeting 3 million people of all ages- is to begin on Friday (12 November) to address an unusual outbreak of polio that is primarily claiming victims amongst adults.

26 Oct 2010 description

Plus de 72 millions d'enfants vont être vaccinés dans 15 pays

Dakar/Brazzaville, 26 Octobre 2010 - Cette semaine, l'Afrique se mobilise pour saisir une opportunité sans précédent d'éliminer la polio en lançant une campagne de vaccination synchronisée dans 15 pays d'Afrique.

26 Oct 2010 description

Dakar/Brazzaville, 26 October - This week, Africa seizes an unprecedented chance to drive out polio when 15 countries across the continent launch a synchronized mass immunization campaign to reach

72 million children, capitalizing on gains made this year.

18 Apr 2008 description
report Rotary

By Dan Nixon

Joseph Hongo of Kenya has long envisioned 'a new world order shaped not by military and political might but tolerance and mutual understanding, where issues of human security and development take center stage.'

He says his Rotary World Peace Fellowship to study at the University of Queensland in Australia, beginning in February 2009, echoes that ideal.