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Rotary Recognizes Global Progress Against Polio, Grants $49.5M To Support Disease Eradication

Rotary: Rotary gives $49.5 million to help eradicate polio and challenges the world to continue the fight to end the disease
“With just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. To recognize this historic progress, Rotary clubs worldwide will host events in conjunction with Rotary International’s fifth annual World Polio Day celebration on Oct. 24. … Rotary is giving $49.5 million in grants to support immunization and surveillance activities led by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative…” (10/17).

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