World Polio Day

Today is #WorldPolioDay!

Rotary Clubs around the word have been working together since 1985 to eradicate this paralysing disease from the face of the earth.

As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary has helped to reduce polio cases by more than 99.9 percent.

Amid all of the bad news this year it was easy to miss the great news that the initiative has now eradicated polio from Africa and that this disease which as recently as the late 1980s was endemic in 125 countries, claiming 350,000 children per year, has now been run to ground so that it remains in just two remaining places, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

You can help us finish the job by donating today – the Gates Foundation will match your donations 2-to-1, meaning your £1 becomes £3! Help us end polio at