Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating polio. A strong push is needed now to end this tenacious disease once and for all. Contributions support immunization campaigns in developing countries where polio continues to infect and paralyze children.
Children are being robbing them of their futures and compounding the hardships faced by their families. As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children everywhere remain at risk.
Since 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.
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 polio virus 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
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation continue to be our most important partners. They currently are matching up to $35,000,000.00 per year with a 2:1 match through the 2016-2017 Rotary year
Make a one-time gift or enroll in recurring giving to help End Polio Now.