Posted on Oct 20, 2020
Mike McGovern, who is Rotary's Chair of the International PolioPlus Committee, gave an update on the global campaign to rid the world of the life crippling and sometimes deadly disease of polio. His committee directs all regional and international PolioPlus committees, coordinates all PolioPlus elements, and develops policies and strategies to achieve polio eradication. The committee’s responsibilities include Rotary's allocation of US$150 million annually for polio eradication around the world.
Mike McGovern joined Rotary in 1986 as a member of the Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA. He has served as district governor, international training leader, RI committee member and chair, trustee, and vice-chair of the Rotary Foundation, and Vice President of Rotary International.  
Mike is also the International Chair of the Rotary Leadership Institute. Mike serves on the board of PPH National Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Rotary International providing liability insurance coverage to Rotary clubs in the United States.  He is a Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation and a recipient of the Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award.
Mike's presentation can be viewed here, or by using the link

Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a paralyzing and potentially deadly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5. The virus spreads from person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can then attack the nervous system.