Rotary, along with , has reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help. Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours, here are some ways to make a global impact and protect children against polio forever. 

 

Rotarians have helped immunize more than 2 billion children against polio in 122 countries. For as little as $0.60, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life.

The fight to end polio will receive an additional US$43.6 million boost from Rotary in support of polio immunization activities, surveillance and research to be carried out by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which aims to end the disease worldwide by 2018. (Source: http://www.endpolio.org/‚Äč)

 

A PAKISTANI MOTHER: UNSTOPPABLE, EVEN BY POLIO

June 10, 2014

Despite being crippled at the age of two by polio, Saima Liaqat has, through courageous determination, triumphed in the face of her disability. However, Saima hopes that no child will have to experience the same pain she suffers from. The Pakistani mother of three condemns anti-immunization practices and urges all parents to vaccinate their children for a brighter future.  (Source: http://www.endpolio.org/stories/Index/2/)