POLIO was once a disease feared worldwide, striking suddenly and paralysing mainly children for life.
Polio now survives only among the world's poorest and most marginalized communities, where it stalks the most vulnerable children. The Initiative's goal is to reach every last child with polio vaccine and ensure a polio-free world for future generations.
Help END POLIO NOW - be someone who will be able to tell your children/grandchildren that YOU helped with the eradication of POLIO from this world and helped save thousands of children from this misery.
The fight to end polio is led by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), which includes Rotary, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and governments of the world, with the support of many others around the globe. GPEI has successfully reduced polio by 99%.
Rotary uses its members’ skills and passion to build awareness, fund raise, and encourage governments to donate to and support polio eradication efforts. Over one million Rotary members have volunteered their time and resources to help end polio.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest private source of funding for the GPEI. For every $1 donated to End Polio Now, it gives $2 for polio eradication. It provides technical support and invests in research to enhance polio vaccines, surveillance, and outbreak response.
Your donation of as little as R100 is in reality a R300 donation to the End Polio Now campaign thanks to this partnership.
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