Posted by Marianna Zeidler on Oct 24, 2021
Join us for World Polio Day as global health experts and partners share our progress on the road to polio eradication.  World Polio Day was initiated by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who developed a vaccine against poliomyelitis.  The annual number of wild poliovirus cases has declined by more than 99.9% worldwide from an estimated 350,000 in 1988 when the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was launched. Of the three serotypes of wild poliovirus, type 2 was certified as eradicated in 2015 and type 3 was certified as eradicated in 2018.  Your contributions count by saving a life at only $3 per child.  Our Rotary District 6440 has just launched its PolioPlus Society.  Your annual pledge of $100 per year until the world is declared polio free earns our membership.  Learn more and click HERE To join District 6440's PolioPlus Society; "Charter Membership" opportunity until June 30, 2022.

A World Polio Day video created by Barbara Blane is on Vimeo at this link: