Polio Eradication

  • Rotary, supported by contributions of more than US$350M from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has raised in excess of US$1.5 Billion and contributed countless volunteer hours from more than one million Rotarians.

  • The Gates Foundation will continue to match two-to-one, up to US$35 million per year, every dollar Rotary commits to reduce the funding shortfall for polio eradication through 2018.

  • Over 2.5 billion children worldwide have been vaccinated since 1985.

  • Clubs and individuals are encouraged to contribute to the Polio Eradication Fund to ensure fulfilment of Rotary‚Äôs promise to the children of the world to have the world declared Polio free. NOTE: PHF recognitions by Clubs and individuals may be credited to the Polio Eradication program.

  • Contributions during 2018-2019 will support National Immunisation Days, the purchase of vaccines and equipment used in the drive against Polio.

  • D9800 is committed to supporting the fight to eradicate polio and will determine a suitable contribution annually to assist the program and supplement club contributions.

There is growing confidence that with a major push, the effort over the last 30 years will see the goal of a polio free world realised in the very near future.

Ambassador: Susan Cole (Prahran)