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Major achievement focus of Rotary's World Polio Day event

Rotary's 2020 World Polio Day Online Global Update programme on 24 October hails this year's historic achievement in polio eradication: Africa being declared free of the wild poliovirus. Paralympic...

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Why Rotary is investing in zero and beyond

We're so close to eradicating polio. Here's why we need $1.5 billion more to finish the job. By Ryan Hyland and Erin Biba When was polio last in Europe? If you guessed 2002, the year the region was...

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Ethiopia

WHO, UNICEF and Rotary International Joint Statement on WPD: WHO, UNICEF and Rotary International urge to sustain the gain in eradicating polio and continue their joint effort for the end result

24th October 2019 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Marking the commemoration of World Polio Day 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and Rotary International, jointly reaffirm their commitment to...

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Nigeria

The plus in PolioPlus

We’re doing so much more than eradicating polio Story Written By: Vanessa Glavinskas Musa Muhammed Ali, a farmer in Borno state, Nigeria, has had to deal with the many ways polio has affected his...

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Nigeria reaches crucial polio milestone

By Ryan Hyland It’s been three years since health officials last reported a case of polio caused by the wild poliovirus in Nigeria. The milestone, reached on 21 August, means that it’s possible for...

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Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polio

EVANSTON, Ill. (June 10, 2019) — Rotary is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of...

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5 ways our work against polio fights other diseases

Story Written By: Daniela Garcia Polio, and the lifelong paralysis it can cause especially in young children, became preventable when Dr. Jonas Salk introduced the polio vaccine in 1955. Since Rotary...

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Pakistan

Polio first responder

Female surveillance officer for WHO pushes through gender-related obstacles to help eradicate end polio from in Pakistan By Ryan Hyland Dr. Ujala Nayyar dreams, both figuratively and literally, about...

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