Eradicating PolioIn 1996, Rotary, its Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners, and Nelson Mandela launched the Kick Polio Out of Africa campaign. 

This August, the WHO announced that transmission of the wild polio virus stopped in all 47 target countries in Africa.
In stark contrast, in 1996 75,000 children were paralyzed by the disease. Nine billion doses of vaccine have been administered to date, preventing 1.8 million cases of paralysis.
 
Each year, about 2 million volunteers help vaccinate 220 million additional children. Partnering with the WHO, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Gavi, the vaccine alliance, Rotary members contributed nearly $890 million towards the cause.
 
Going forward Rotary is working tirelessly with the GPEI to fully eradicate polio globally. This remains Rotary’s top priority.
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