When did Rotary begin its Polio Plus program?

When did Rotary begin its Polio Plus program?

1979 : Rotary makes a 5-year pledge to immunize six million children in the Philippines against Polio. 1985: Rotary International pledges US$120 million to its fund, PolioPlus and raised US$240 million.

Did Rotary cure polio?

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. As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we’ve reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.

What is Polio Plus Fund?

PolioPlus Program grants provide polio vaccines, mobilize community resources, and support operational costs related to international efforts to immunize children, detect and track cases, and eradicate polio worldwide.

What gets rid of polio?

Prevention of disease spread is accomplished by vaccination. There are two kinds of polio vaccine—oral polio vaccine (OPV), which uses weakened poliovirus, and inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), which is injected….Timeline.

Year Estimated Recorded
1988 350,000 35,251
1990 23,484

How much did Bill Gates donate to polio?

The Gates Foundation’s total giving for the fight against polio was approximately $3.7 billion, through the end of 2018. Roughly a quarter of its polio funding is made in the form of matching grants to Rotary.

What are the Rotary values?

Rotary’s Core Values

  • Service. We believe that our service activities and programs bring about greater world understanding and peace.
  • Fellowship. We believe that individual efforts focus on individual needs, but combined efforts serve humanity.
  • Diversity.
  • Integrity.
  • Leadership.

What countries still have polio 2021?

Polio is still endemic in three countries, i.e., Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan and is eradicated from the rest of the world.