Time Magazine in its Dec. 25, 2017 issue noted:
...The road to almost zero has been a long one–and a lot of the credit has rightly gone to Rotary International, the global service organization that made polio eradication its mission in 1979. That year the group began a five-year campaign to vaccinate upwards of 6 million children in the Philippines. In 1988, Rotary joined hands with UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to form the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. In 2007 the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation came aboard. Today 2.5 billion children have been vaccinated worldwide at a cost of $15 billion...
Morgan Hill Life reported in its March 29 – April 11, 2017 issue:
Morgan Hill Rotarian Peter Anderson raised more than $12,000 to help find cure for polio by hiking in the Himalayas to benefit Polio Plus.