Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.
Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.
The average cost to fully protect a child against polio is $3. Coudersport Rotary Club donated $120 towards the fight against polio on Rotary World Polio Day, October 24th, and helped towards protecting up to 40 children against polio.