End Polio

Fighting Disease – Polio

World Polio Day - October 24th

Our 5th annual World Polio Day event, co-hosted with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, brought together more than 100,000 viewers around the world. More than 3,000 events took place this World Polio Day to recognize the progress we’ve made in the fight to end polio. Find out how you can take part in World Polio Day, and watch our livestream program featuring global health experts and celebrities sharing our progress on the road to polio eradication.

Current Status of Polio

Since 1988, we’ve seen a worldwide reduction in polio cases of 99.9%. Last year we only saw wild polio cases in three countries.


7 Reported Cases


5 Reported Cases


0 Reported Cases


Rotary and Gates Foundation Celebrate 10 Years of Working Together to End Polio

Since 2013, the Gates Foundation has matched every $1 Rotary commits to polio eradication 2-to-1.

A world of difference.

3 Actions. 3 Minutes.


Get informed and help make polio a subject of conversation in your community.


Most people have heard of polio but few know that the disease still affects children around the world. You can help by spreading the word.


Every donation helps us obtain the vaccines, transport and materials needed in the fight against polio.

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