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World Polio Day
Celebrating World Polio Day

Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative 30 years ago, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to just 22 cases in 2017. To sustain this progress, and protect all children from polio, Rotary has committed to raising US$50 million per year in support of global polio eradication efforts. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match Rotary’s commitment 2:1. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to previously polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk.

Rotary has contributed more than US$1.8 billion to ending polio since 1985, including $9,876.98 contributed by the Rotary Club of Newnan.

Visit endpolio.org for more about Rotary and its efforts to eradicate polio and please join us tonight at the courthouse on the square, 7:15 PM when we light up to End Polio Now!

Posted by Cathy Wright
October 24, 2018

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