A Call to End Polio
Rotarians joined Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & 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.

Learn about the progress being made by Rotary and our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Get the latest news from Rotary on the fight to finish polio. Follow stories about polio eradication on Rotary's blog.

End Polio Summit steps up efforts in Pakistan At the End Polio Summit 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.

Rotarians 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>

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