The Rotary Club of Leicester will mark historic progress toward a polio-free world while urging the community to help end the paralysing disease
Event is among thousands to be held by Rotary clubs around the world on World Polio Day, 24 October
World Polio Day Online Quiz – £3 entry
We’d like to invite all our members (and their family, friends, and colleagues) to join us for an online quiz raising funds for Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign
7.45pm to register for 8.00pm on Saturday 24th October 2020
Please register online before 8.00pm
When Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988, there were 350,000 cases of polio in 125 countries every year. We’ve made great progress against the disease since then. Today, polio cases have been reduced by 99.9 percent, and just two countries continue to report cases of wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. And we remain committed to the end.
With polio nearly eradicated, Rotary and its partners must sustain this progress and continue to reach every child with the polio vaccine. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk. Rotary has committed to raising US$50 million each year to support global polio eradication efforts.
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who unite and take action to create lasting change in communities around the globe. For more than 110 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to improve lives through service. From promoting literacy and peace to providing clean water and improving health care, Rotary members are always working to better the world. Visit endpolio.org to learn more about Rotary and the fight to eradicate polio.