October 24 is World Polio Day, celebrated by Rotary Clubs around the world.


Rotary Clubs have been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, polio cases have been reduced worldwide by almost 100 percent. Rotarians have contributed more than $2.1 billion and many volunteer hours to vaccinate nearly 3 billion children, beginning in the Philippines in 1979. Recently Africa was declared free of wild polio cases, and only Afghanistan and Pakistan still have cases to be addressed to declare this scourge of children abolished. Rotarians everywhere have committed to seeing this disease eradicated and celebrate their success and recommit their dedication. 


And, the infrastructure built by Rotary in combatting polio is now being used against COVID19.


Learn more today about the efforts of Rotary and other organizations at: https://www.endpolio.org/world-polio-day ,  www.Rotary.org  , or  www.rotary6440.org


The video at the first link is very interesting and contains information about Rotary and COVID which stems from the past and ongoing Polio Eradication efforts.