For nearly 40 years Rotarians and our partners have been working to rid the world of polio.

When we started in the mid 1980’s, public officials reported over 600,000 new cases every year. And there was wide belief that tens of thousands of new cases went unnoticed. We’ve adopted the tag line, “This close.”

final report for 2017 shows only 21 new cases of the wild polio virus (WPV) and another 74 circulating cases, defined as cases of person to person circulation within a community (i.e., family).

Rotarians can support our effort by making gifts to The Rotary Foundation and earmarking it for polio eradication.