International Service

End Polio Now

PolioRotary and its partners are on-track to end polio in the next few years. The eradication effort has seen significant progress in recent years:

In January 2014, we celebrated one of the world’s greatest achievements in global health: India being certified as polio-free. India was once considered the hardest place on earth to stop polio. Now, India’s success proves polio can be stopped in even the most challenging conditions.

In September 2015, Nigeria – Africa’s last polio-endemic country – was declared polio-free by the World Health Organization.

The entire continent of Africa has not reported a polio case since August 11, 2014.

Since the global initiative began more than 25 years ago, Rotary and its partners have reduced polio cases by 99.9% percent worldwide.

When the initiative started in 1988, more than 350,000 people were stricken by polio every year – nearly 1,000 new polio cases every day.

All countries must continue to maintain high routine immunization coverage until polio is eradicated everywhere.

 

Campinas Reforestation Project

Brazillian-RotaryA three-year 2010/2011 project partnered by Districts 7330 and 4590, and the Campinas-Alvorada and Latrobe Rotary Club to demonstrate that over-logged, denuded forests areas along riverbanks in Campinas, which cause damaging runoff and pollution, can be restored by planting, growing and managing large numbers of tree seedlings. Briefly, the project accomplished the following: Read More