Trustees reaffirm urgent priority of polio eradication
At their March meeting, The Rotary Foundation Trustees reaffirmed that polio eradication is the urgent priority of the Foundation, and that continued support for PolioPlus is essential.
The Trustees also agreed to continue the match provided to Rotary districts for contributions to PolioPlus: US$0.50 from the Foundation’s World Fund for every $1 allocated from the District Designated Fund. The World Fund match, an incentive for districts to contribute DDF until polio eradication is certified, will be applied on a first-come, first-served basis and capped at $3.5 million annually for the next five fiscal years.
The trustee decisions underscore Rotary’s commitment to achieving a polio-free world, shared by its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Recently, Rotary also received a US$1 million contribution for polio eradication that came about because of its ongoing partnership with the Gates Foundation.
Read more about Rotary’s commitment to eradicate polio.