Category: End Polio

Rotary International Polio Eradication: National Immunisation Days

by Dave Andrews, Rotary Club of Kowloon Golden Mile

 

“Let me see your left pinky finger, please! This boy is safe, what about him? Are there any more children upstairs? Has your sister received her polio vaccination? Ma’am, let us give your son two tiny drops. We’re here today to eradicate polio in India!” And eradicate polio we shall!

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LONDON, UK (December 16, 2013) — Rotary International recognized Her
Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II  on Monday,16 December with the Rotary
International Award of Honor to celebrate the 60th anniversary of her
Coronation. Her Majesty The Queen, who has graciously accepted this
prestigious honor, has supported Rotary’s polio eradication and humanitarian
programs.

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Humanitarian group passes half million dollars to WHO to vaccinate children

EVANSTON, Ill., USA (Dec. 10, 2013) — Rotary International will provide a US$500,000 emergency response grant to support efforts to quell a recent outbreak of the crippling disease polio in strife-torn Syria. The funds are the first to the World Health Organization in direct support of a Global Polio Eradication Initiative plan aimed at outbreak response throughout the Middle East, as the region gears up for a multi-country response to the threat of polio.

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