Polio Plus

After 25 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of

eradicating this tenacious disease, but a strong push is needed now to

root it out once and for all. It is a window of opportunity of historic


Bill Gates is cofounder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda

Gates Foundation, along with Melinda Gates and William Gates Sr. The

Gates Foundation strives to expand opportunities for the world’s most disadvantaged

people by collaborating with grantees and partners.

The Gates Foundation is working closely with Rotary

International in the fight to eradicate polio. It recently

awarded US$355 million in challenge grants to Rotary,

which has pledged to raise $200 million in response.

The resulting $555 million will support critically

needed polio eradication activities.

As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in

the world, children everywhere remain at risk. The

stakes are that high.

For more information: https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/take- action/end-polio District Contact: David Field
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