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Polio eradication

Rotarian Bill Gates

Polio has affected the lives of millions of people. Rotary International has combined the resources of all rotary clubs throughout the world together with the Bill Gates Foundation in helping to finance the eradication of the polio virus.

Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal disease. Fortunately, although the disease itself is incurable at present, polio infection can be easily prevented. A child can be given an oral vaccination for just 50p, protecting the child against this terrible disease for life.

Child receiving oral vaccine
Canterbury Cathederal lit up in purple for World Polio Day