By the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group World Polio Day was just celebrated on October 24. It was established by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. Use of this inactivated poliovirus vaccine and subsequent widespread use of the oral poliovirus … More How can clean water help eradicate polio?
By Rotary Service and Engagement While the world saw the lowest case count of wild polio in history in 2017 (just 22 cases in Afghanistan and Pakistan), transmission has continued into 2018 and challenges in reaching children with the vaccine remain in some countries. World Polio Day, is an opportunity to rally partners, donors, health … More A polio survivor’s commitment to service
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 … More Observing World Polio Day