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District Foundation Chair 2016/2017

Judy Bryon

Would You Like to Help Eradicate Polio?

Any Rotarian can help in the efforts to eradicate the poliovirus once and for all by participating in a National Immunization Day event, and indeed many have!

National Immunization Days (NID’s) are mass immunization events held to assist the eradication of the poliovirus.  Many Rotarians from our own District 5020  have participated  in NID’s by initiating and organizing a group of fellow Rotarians to travel and immunize children against the poliovirus.   Clubs and Districts may provide support to Rotarians wishing to participate in NID’s and it is possible for Rotarians to join another District where a group has been formed to participate in a NID event. 

If you are interested in participating in a NID event, the complete global list of dates for NIDs can be found on World Health Organization's website: under Infected Countries and then under National Immunization Day calendar.

For official dates of the upcoming NIDs in India you can contact the manager of the India National PolioPlus Committee via email and for official dates of the upcoming NIDs in Nigeria, please contact the National PolioPlus Committee Chair, Busuyi Onabolu.  Contact information for both is available from Gillian Carrigan or Terry Toone.

Terry or Gillian can also put you in touch with Rotarians who have fulfilled their dream of participating in this tremendous effort to eradicate the poliovirus.