ince the PolioPlus program's inception in 1985, more than two billion children have received oral polio vaccine. But Rotary's work is not done: The disease has not yet been eradicated. Contribute to the PolioPlus Fund online or by mail to support Rotary's goal of a polio-free world.
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What polio eradication costs
Upwards of US$1 billion per year from all sources is needed in donor contributions to fund the final eradication phase. (Visit polioeradication.org for the most updated figures.) This level of expense is expected to decrease as wild poliovirus transmission is interrupted in the four remaining polio-endemic countries and outbreaks in previously polio-free countries are reduced. The budget for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is revised quarterly to reflect changes in epidemiology as well as financial contributions made by Rotary and other donors to the program.
Contribute to polio eradication
Let others know about Rotary's progress by placing the fundraising graphic on your club's or district's website. Visit the web ad page to get the html code to put this graphic on your website and have the fundraising numbers automatically update.
Rotary's Challenge is our response to the two grants totaling $355 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help eradicate polio, which goes until 30 June.
Make a one-time gift or enroll in recurring giving to help End Polio Now.
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