When Rotary began the fight in 1985, polio affected 350,000 people, mostly children. Since then, polio has been reduced by more than 99 percent. To date, Rotary has contributed more than US $1 billion and countless volunteer hours to the protection of more than two billion children in 122 countries. After nearly 30 years, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is on the brink of making history.
Why polio eradication matters: