Ending Polio Possible With Continued Support, Leadership Of European Union

Parliament Magazine: How the E.U. is leading the polio endgame
Sajjad Karim, member of the European Parliament and co-host of the Rotary Polio Eradication Champion award ceremony

“…With the continued support and leadership of the European Union in fighting polio, the eradication of a human disease for only the second time in history is within our sights. … On 25 April, the Rotary Polio Eradication Champion award ceremony will take place at the European Parliament, and the award will be presented to European international cooperation and development Commissioner Neven Mimica. This ceremony is an opportunity for Rotary and its partners (the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) to thank the E.U. for its continuing support of the historic effort to rid the world of polio and protect millions of children from death or life-long paralysis. … As we thank the E.U. in April, Rotary and its partners look forward to strengthening the partnership with the European Union and working together to achieve a polio-free world” (4/24).

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