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End Polio Now
Start planning your World Polio Day event now
World Polio Day is 24 October. Now’s the time to start planning events in your community. You’ll find resources to help you plan and promote your event, including a sample press release and social media messages and graphics, in the World Polio Day Toolkit.

Last year, Rotarians hosted more than 4,000 World Polio Day events in 90 countries. Let’s plan even more events this year to let the world know that the fight to end polio isn’t over.

Join us on World Polio Day, and don’t forget to register your event.
Rotary announces $100 million to eradicate polio
Rotary recently gave $100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio. The funding comes as Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative address the final, most pressing challenges to ending poliovirus transmission.
5 reasons why polio can be eradicated
We know that we can — and will — eradicate polio, but how can we be certain? And what makes a disease a good candidate for eradication?
Fundraising spotlight: Swim to end polio
For the past 33 years, the Rotary Club of Çanakkale, Turkey, has organized a swim meet: the Dardanelles Strait Swimming Competition. On 30 August, 600 swimmers from around the world will swim 3.5 nautical miles (approximately 6.4 kilometers) from Europe to Asia through the Dardanelles Strait. The event has been registered as a World Polio Day event to raise awareness of polio eradication.
In the news
Bill Gates and Past RI President Barry Rassin were interviewed for Forbes about the importance of our partnership in the fight to end polio.   
Former U.S. Senator Mark Kirk wrote an opinion piece for The Hill to explain why it’s important for governments to continue funding the fight to end polio.
As a podcast guest on Voices for Vaccines and the CDC Foundation’s Contagious Conversations, PolioPlus Director Carol Pandak offered a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to eradicate polio.

As of 21 August 2019, Nigeria has gone 3 years without a case of wild poliovirus! What’s next? The entire World Health Organization African region could potentially be certified wild poliovirus-free as soon as mid-2020.
Help Rotary eradicate polio
We recently announced a bold, five-year strategy to rid the world of polio, and $3.27 billion is urgently needed in order to achieve our goal. 

Will you help by donating to End Polio Now? Your contribution will be automatically tripled by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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