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Polio Plus – Help Eradicate Polio

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Decades ago, polio outbreaks were a constant threat around the world.

In 1980s, the disease infected 1,000 children every day in 125 countries. Today, polio cases have declined by 99 percent, with fewer than three hundred cases reported in 2013.

Since the PolioPlus program’s inception in 1985, more than two billion children have received oral polio vaccine. Five million children have been spared disability and over 250,000 deaths from polio have been prevented.

How can we all help?

  • Participate in District 5300 polio awareness and fundraising events. Like this Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rotary-District-5300-5330-End-Polio-Now-Events/1444261952507725
  • Keep up the awareness of the effort to eradicate polio within your club and within your community.
  • Have club programs highlighting National Immunization Day experiences from District 5300 Rotarians.
  • Hold community fundraising events that include non-Rotarians
  • Stay informed. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative website has current information about the status of the effort: http://www.polioeradication.org/Home.aspx
  • Encourage club members and friends from your communities to participate in polio immunization days in other countries.

 

Polio Plus District Report 2013-2014

Polio Vaccine – Factory to Immunization Booth

 

Bill Gates Announcement

 

District Events

2017 - 2018 Dan Stover Music Contest
Jun 30th - Nov 30th 2017
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2017 -18 4 Way Test Speech Contest Entry Form
Jul 1st - Nov 30th 2017
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Club Intent to Participate RYLA
Nov 17th - Jan 19th 2018
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Club Assembly DG Visit - San Gabriel
November 29th 2017
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Club Assembly DG Visit - Covina Sunrise
December 5th 2017
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Club Assembly DG Visit - Pomona
December 5th 2017
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Group 8 Governors Visit
December 6th 2017
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Santa Clothes
December 7th 2017
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Club Assembly DG Visit - Lancaster West
December 11th 2017
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