Polio Eradication

In 1985, Rotary launched the PolioPlus program to protect children worldwide from the cruel and fatal consequences of polio. In 1988, the World Health Assembly challenged the world to eradicate polio. Since that time, Rotary's efforts and those of partner agencies, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children's Fund, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and governments around the world, have achieved a 99 percent reduction in the number of polio cases worldwide.

Rotarians stood at the brink of a great victory and look forward to celebrating the global eradication of polio in 2005, the organization's centennial year.  In 2011, we still have work to do and we ask you to help us stamp out Polio!  


Committee Name
End Polio Now Chair James Lewis


 Learn more about Rotary's ongoing effort to eradicate polio and how you can help.