World Polio Day

World Polio Day
24 October
One Day, One Focus, Ending Polio.

Our 5th annual World Polio Day event, co-hosted with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, brought together more than 100,000 viewers around the world. More than 3,000 events took place this World Polio Day to recognize the progress we've made in the fight to end polio. Find out how you can take part in World Polio Day, and watch our livestream program featuring global health experts and celebrities sharing our progress on the road to polio eradication.

"I am from a generation who has witnessed the devastating effects of polio. When I discovered how close we were to eradicating polio, I was very motivated to be a part of this movement. It is so rare when you can accomplish something so spectacular".
Angelique Kidjo, singer-songwriter

Rotary and Gates Foundation Celebrate
10 Years Working Together to End Polio

Since 2013, the Gates Foundation has
matched every $1 Rotary commits to
polio eradication 2-to-1.

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3 Actions.  3 Minutes.
A world of difference.

Get informed and help make polio a subject
of conversation in your community.
Polio Facts

Most people have heard of polio
but few know that the disease still affects
children around the world. You can help
by spreading the word.

Every donation helps us obtain
the vaccines, transport and materials
needed in the fight against polio.
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Current Status
Since 1988, we’ve seen a worldwide reduction in polio cases of 99.9%.
Last year we only saw wild polio cases in three countries.

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Afghanistan 07 Cases Pakistan 01 Cases Nigeria 00 Reported Cases




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