The Rotary Club of Guernsey

The Rotary Club of Guernsey members Jannine and Paul Birtwistle operate the End Polio Now Shop Guernsey LBG on behalf of the club.  All profits from the Shop go to the Rotary End Polio Now campaign - the top humanitarian priority for Rotarians across the globe

Take a look at our club website https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=637

and like our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rotaryguernsey/

 

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Rotary's End Polio Now Campaign

Rotary has been in the center of the fight to end polio for more than three decades, and Rotarians everywhere should be proud of the work we’ve done.  

Since Rotary formed PolioPlus we’ve seen a reduction in polio cases from 350,000 a year in 125 countries, to around 30 cases of wild poliovirus in just two countries last year.

We’ve made incredible progress and we’re optimistic that we can end this disease, but getting to zero cases is going to take even more progress, perseverance and patience. 

We know that with sufficient resources, country-level commitment, and innovations to access to hard-to-reach areas, we can end polio transmission.

It’s vital that we redouble our commitment to ending polio for good, and continue progressing towards our goal of a polio-free world. 

https://www.endpolio.org/

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is a public-private partnership led by national governments ith five partners -  the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Its goal is to eradicate polio worldwide.

http://polioeradication.org/who-we-are/

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Rotary Great Britain & Ireland

Purple4Polio to help Rotary End Polio Now and forever

See what Rotary clubs across Great Britain and Ireland are doing to help raise funds and awareness in the fight for a polio free world

https://www.rotarygbi.org/projects/purple4polio/

and watch this short video which uses engaging animation to tell the story of polio, including the progress we’ve made so far and the steps we’re taking to end polio now and forever

https://youtu.be/I5u64c0G6DM

 
 

Bill Gates - an update from the fight to eradicate polio

Bill Gates recently spoke (May 19) at a Rotary District Conference in Spokane, Washington

"So long as Rotarians continue to believe that – so long as we never give up – then polio does not stand a chance."

Read his full remarks here

Text of full remarks to Rotary District Conference

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