Polio Plus Sub-Committee Chair - James Lewis (Moorpark):

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.

Today, only two endemic counties remain, and fewer than 100 cases.  We need to continue the effort of eradication, surveillance, and monitoring, so Polio is eradicated for good.