By Rotary Service and Engagement staff
Today, on World Polio Day, we are celebrating all the progress we’ve made in fighting polio over the years. Since 1988, we’ve reduced cases by 99.9%. With three countries remaining endemic, we still have a lot more work to do to eradicate the disease for good.
Past District Governor Ann Lee Hussey, Executive Director of the Rotarian Action Group for Polio Survivors and Associate, shares her story of living with polio in the video below. Her experiences drive her commitment to end the disease once and for all.
The Rotarian Action Group for Polio Survivors and Associates (PSA) gathers and disseminates information to increase awareness around the health of polio survivors and those involved with their health care. We encourage you to work with the group on your polio initiatives.
Join our live event today at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at 14:30 (UTC-7) for an update on our global campaign to eradicate polio. Find details on how to watch the livestream. Remember to share pictures of how you are celebrating World Polio Day on social media using #endpolio.