Rotary Club of Cary-Grove

"Making Communities Better"

 

End Polio Now Update

 
This morning's members in attendance had the pleasure of listening to Carol Wells, District 6440 End Polio Now Chair.  Carol presented a brief history and update on the End Polio Now Campaign.  She reviewed the history of polio, highlighting Rotary International's partnering with the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 1988.  This newly formed partnership committed to eradicate Polio worldwide.  There are still a few remote areas in Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan experiencing outbreaks.  Political unrest and conflict in these areas make it difficult to deliver the much needed vaccine.
 
Our club's support toward this effort has continued to be generous.  Carol stressed that "Polio Eradication will be Rotary's Legacy to the World".  Thanks to all who continue to support the campaign--no matter how small.  We are very, very close to our goal.
 
To learn more about this topic and what you can do, visit Rotary International's website at http://www.rotary.com.