One Day | One Focus | Ending Polio.
Get ready for our 5th annual World Polio Day event, co-hosted with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We will stream live from Gates Foundation headquarters in Seattle, Washington to bring together more than 50,000 viewers around the world. Join us as global health experts and celebrities share our progress on the road to polio eradication.
Rotary continues to take a strong leadership role in the effort to eradicate polio, as was on display recently during the 2017 Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Rotary committed to raise another $50 million each year during the next three years. The Gates Foundation will match those contributions 2 to 1 for up to $100 million a year. Combined, those contributions will add another $450 million toward disease surveillance, responses to outbreaks, and continued vaccinations of more than 400 million children annually.