End Polio Now

End Polio Now

After 20 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease, but a strong push is needed now to root it out once and for all. It is a window of opportunity of historic proportions.



The campaign to End Polio Now was inspired by the extraordinary challenge grants received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Without their generous support and the support of Rotary and its partners, children across the globe would remain at risk to this debilitating disease.

Your contribution will help Rotary raise $ 200 million to match $ 355 million in challenge grants received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.. The resulting $ 555 million will directly support immunization campaigns in developing countries, where polio continues to infect and paralyse children, robbing them of their futures and compounding the hardships faced by their families.

As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children everywhere remain at risk. The stakes are that high.


For more information on the End Polio Now campaign, or to find out how you can help End Polio Now, please contact The Watertown Rotary World Community Services Committee or visit the End Polio website.

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