Contribute to stopping polio
T he biggest obstacles to eradicating polio are the underfunding of the global initiative and insufficient political commitment from the remaining polio-affected countries. Rotary International believes the primary source for additional funds can and should be governments of polio-free industrialized countries. Your contribution through Rotary will help ensure that we keep doing our part to get the job done.
By the time the world is certified polio-free, Rotary’s contributions to the global polio eradication effort will exceed US$1.2 billion. This constitutes nearly 14 percent of all contributions to the global budget through 2010 and represents approximately 66 percent of private sector contributions to the initiative. More recently, Rotary is working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help raise much needed funds to eradicate polio.
How funds are spent
In the early stages of the PolioPlus program, Rotary paid for oral vaccines and start-up costs for Rotarian-led social mobilization efforts in polio-endemic countries. Since the 1990s, Rotary has continuously worked with the spearheading partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative to determine how funds can best be utilized to meet the needs of the program.
What your contributions do
- $60 -- 100 children immunized against polio
- $100 -- 200 posters promoting immunization
- $250 -- 500 aprons to identify health workers, volunteers, and vaccinators
- $500 -- 4,000 finger markers to identify children immunized
- $1,000 -- 700 vaccine carriers
Give through Rotary
Friends of Rotary are welcome to add their support to Rotary’s number-one goal. Contribute today.