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1 District 7630 Rotary International PolioPlus

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3 The status of polio in 1988 Over 350,000 cases of polio reported Rotarians raise $247 million for PolioPlus, more than double the fundraising goal of $120 million. Inspired in part by Rotary’s initiative, the World Health Assembly passes a resolution to eradicate polio, paving the way for the formation of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

4 1991 Last indigenous case of polio in the Americas occurs in September.

5 1994 The Western Hemisphere is declared polio-free Rotarians and other volunteers immunize 165 million children in China and India in a single week.

6 1995 Rotary launches the PolioPlus Partners program to enable Rotarians in polio-free countries to provide financial support to their fellow Rotarians in polio-affected, priority countries for immunization campaigns and other polio eradication activities.

7 1996 Number of nations declared polio-free declines to 150. Reported incidence of polio is 85 percent less than in 1988.

8 1997 In India, 134 million children are immunized on a single day.

9 2000 A record 550 million children – almost one- tenth of the world’s population – receive the oral polio vaccine (OPV). The Western Pacific region, spanning from Australia to China, is declared polio-free.

10 2003 The Rotary Foundation raises $119 million from its membership in a 12-month campaign. Rotary’s total contribution to polio eradication exceeds $500 million. Only seven countries remain polio-endemic.

11 2005 The final amount raised for the Polio Eradication Fundraising Campaign launched in totals more than $135 million.

12 2006 The number of polio-endemic countries drops to four -- Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, Pakistan -- the lowest in human history.

13 2009 Rotary’s overall contribution to the eradication effort totals nearly $800 million.

14 2009 In January, Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledge a combined $555 million -- which includes Rotary’s $200 Million Challenge -- all of it in support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

15 In January, 2009 Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledge a combined US$555 million -- which includes Rotary’s $200 Million Challenge -- all of it in support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

16 But the polio cases represented by that final 1 percent will be the most difficult and expensive to prevent for a variety of reasons, including geographic isolation, worker fatigue, armed conflict, and cultural barriers.

17 Thanks to Rotary and its partners, the number of polio cases has been slashed by more than 99%, preventing five million instances of childhood paralysis and 250,000 deaths.

18 As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, all children – wherever they live – remain at risk.

19 Over the years, Rotary club members have volunteered their time and personal resources to reach more than two billion children in 122 countries with the oral polio vaccine.

20 “As a result of the efforts of Rotary International and its Foundation and those of our partners, more than two billion children have received oral polio vaccine.” --International PolioPlus Committee

21 “As part of the global polio eradication effort in 2008, more than 340 million children were vaccinated in 36 countries using 2.4 billion doses of oral polio vaccine.” --International PolioPlus Committee

22 District 7630 Rotary International PolioPlus What is our commitment?

23 $375,000 District Commitment $200 per member by June 30, 2012 Please give to PolioPlus.

24 Give these children a chance. Please give to PolioPlus.

25 It’s in YOUR HANDS. Help meet Rotary’s $200 Million Challenge.

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27 “When Rotary started talking about polio, people listened.” --William Gates, Sr. Co-Chair Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


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