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World Polio Day Recap

Rotary members and supporters took action on World Polio Day,  October 24th, to raise awareness and funds toward eradicating polio:

  • More than 4,200 Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs in 118 countries registered their participation in World Polio Day.
  • Donors contributed more than $740,000 online, which meant a total — with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s 2-to-1 match — of more than $2.2 million raised.
  • Social media efforts tied to World Polio Day reached 31 million people, compared to 17 million in 2021.

Once again, Rotary’s members and supporters united to show tremendous support in the fight against polio. You can listen to an “Outsmarting Polio” podcast, which includes a discussion with Carol Pandak, Rotary’s director of PolioPlus, Ananda Bandyopadhyay, deputy director of the polio team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Jason Keyser, managing editor of Rotary magazine. They discuss variant outbreaks, the new hope provided by nOPV2, and provide an update on Rotary’s latest efforts to fight the disease.