Call to End Polio
Rotarians joined Bill Gates, co-chair of
& Melinda Gates Foundation,
and other supporters of the Global Polio
Eradication Initiative on the steps of the
U.S. Capitol 14 March to encourage Congress
to continue to support the campaign to eradicate
polio worldwide. The rally preceded a briefing
for Congressional staff members on the importance
of U.S. support for the campaign.
the progress being made by Rotary and our
partners in the Global
Polio Eradication Initiative.
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steps up efforts in Pakistan At the End
in Islamabad, Pakistan, Rotarians committed
to help make Pakistan polio-free by increasing
advocacy aimed at government and religious
leaders, immunizing migrant children at
transit points, and conducting health camps
and supporting local government councils
in high-risk areas. The Pakistan
National PolioPlus Committee
organized the summit, which brought together
representatives from Rotary International,
the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the
Pakistani government, and others 9 March.
recognize United Kingdom's role in polio
eradication Five members of the
Rotary Club of Sittingbourne
Invicta, Kent, England,
celebrated Rotary's anniversary on 23 February
by cycling through London to deliver a letter
to Prime Minister David Cameron.
The letter recognized the United Kingdom's
role in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
The cycle ride was part of the Rotarians'
training for a planned 150-mile ride in
July to support the effort to End
Polio Now. <more>