Africa free of polio – but campaign continues
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Rotary’s campaign to rid the world of the debilitating disease polio reached another milestone last year when the World Health Organisation certified Africa as wild-polio free.
Rotary clubs and volunteers around the world have fundraised, campaigned and worked tirelessly for more than 30 years to reach this landmark.
Our club has contributed every year since we were chartered in 1988. In the past five years alone our donations to the End Polio Now campaign have totalled more than £10,000. Our contribution in 2019 earned us a Rotary award. But the task of achieving a polio-free world goes on, as the virus still circulates in parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan.