World Polio Day 24th October 2016
You can host a viewing party for the fourth annual World Polio Day celebration, streaming live from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The event will be recorded, so you can tune in at any time to hear our featured speakers discuss what we’re doing to end polio and how you get involved in the fight, including:
  • Rotary President John Germ
  • Rotary Vice President Jennifer Jones
  • CDC Director Tom Frieden
  • Time Magazine editor Jeffrey Kluger
  • What’s Trending host Shira Lazar
  • Polio survivor and Paralympian Dennis Ogbe
  • And more!
Ending Polio in Nigeria: The Fight Continues
Whenever a disease is close to eradication, there is always the chance it may fight back. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened this July in Nigeria, when three cases of polio were reported in Borno State. Never one to back down from a challenge though, Rotary members are, once again, on the front lines, working side-by-side with the Nigerian government and our Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners to conduct emergency vaccination campaigns in Nigeria and neighboring countries to stop the disease from spreading.

Outbreaks like this serve as a reminder that every country needs to remain vigilant against polio by strengthening disease surveillance systems and vaccinating every child. We have beaten polio in this part of the world before and we are confident we can -- and will -- do it again.

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