JNR Service Projects
Polio Plus
Rotary's war on polio began in 1979 with a commitment to buy and help deliver vaccine to six million children in the Philippines.  It was the first project conceived under Rotary's new Health, Hunger and Humanity (3-H program and a test of Rotarians' capacity to serve effectively, on a massive scale, in the field of public health.  It success spurred the planning of the most ambitious program in Rotary's 75 year history: the immunization of all the world's children against polio.