Polio Update March 2018

 
 
Polio Update Mid March 2018
 
No new Wild Polio cases this week of March 12, 2018  (but we have received advanced warning of two possible new cases in Afghanistan). 
     
What is that Polio Eradication Picture?   It's a picture of parents in line for Polio Vaccinations - It's easy to forget, with the passage of time, that in 1952, a Polio outbreak killed 3,000 and paralyzed an additional 21,000 in the United States.  And now we are "This Close" to Global Polio Eradication.  Thanks to everyone who has contributed with their donations and actions to this effort!  And to all of you who will support the fight through the Countdown To History!  
          
Zero is the Magic Number!
 
 The Countdown to History starts after the final Wild Polio case. 
 
Today, we count five weeks since the report of the most recent Wild Polio case.
Rotary is committed to raise $50 Million (including Rotarian, public, and DDF donations) to be matched by $100 mil from the Gates Foundation - for each of the next three years - for a total of $450 million for the Global Polio Eradication effort!
 
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