Posted by Brian Dieter

World Polio eradication day is October 24-

Our Rotary-wide 2018-19 Rotary Year Polio Fundraising Goal is $50 Million which will be matched $2 for $1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  I’m encouraging all members of the club to make a gift to Polio Plus in the month of October, as we near the once audacious goal of elimination of polio on a worldwide basis.  As we celebrate the 17,700,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988, it’s good to take look at how close we truly are.

The following was received from the District 6000 offices last week-

How are we doing?

The Final Three Endemic Countries:

  *   Pakistan -  Four Polio cases reported in 2018.
  *   Afghanistan- Fourteen Polio cases reported in 2018.
  *   Nigeria - No Wild Polio cases have been reported in 2017 or 2018.   The most recent Polio case was reported on 8/20/16.  On 8/20/18, Nigeria celebrated 2 years without a Wild Polio case!
  *   Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!

Please consider your role in making this final push.

 

Brian Dieter 

Club President 2018 - 2019