Rotary Club of Anchorage East

World Polio Day report

Posted by Dave Kester
The 5th Annual World Polio Day was held on October 24 and co-hosted with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, Washington.  The livestreamed Polio Update was viewed by more than 100,000 viewers around the world and thousands have viewed it on the website or on YouTube afterwards.  Anchorage hosted a viewing event that evening at the Bear Square Theater (see attached picture) and was one of over 2,000 viewing events around the world.  You still have an opportunity to check out the program by visiting www.emdpolio.org or YouTube (type in world polio day 2017 countdown to history)

Rotarians are on the verge of making one of the most significant public health achievements of all time.  With only 2 countries reporting new Polio cases in 2017, it is imperative we continue our efforts and increase the funding to end this crippling disease.  All contributions towards PolioPlus will be matched 2-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, tripling the financial impact.  Direct your contributions to PolioPlus and be a part of this countdown to history.  With your help, we will soon be able to tell the world, we made Polio History!