Rotary gives US$ 40.4 million to end polio worldwide| glObserver Global Economics


On the heels of historic success against polio in Nigeria and across the continent of Africa, Rotary gives an additional US$6.9 million boost to Nigeria to support immunization activities and surveillance spearheaded by the World Polio Eradication Initiative.

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Polio is on track to become the second human disease ever to be eliminated from the world (smallpox is the initial). To date, Rotary has helped 194 nations stop the transmission of polio through the mass immunization of children. Rotary’s new funding commitment, announced in advance of the Oct. 24 observance of World Polio Day 2015, targets nations where children remain at risk of contracting this incurable, but vaccine-preventable, disease.

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