Rotary has been pushing forward with Polio Plus for 30 years. As Ted Turner says in the speech you can find below there were 350,000 new cases of polio per year in the late 1980s. In 2016 there were 37. There are 16 million people, mostly children who have avoided polio and can walk today.
In June 2017, Ted Turner, the founder of CNN spoke about the history and progress polio eradication and Rotary’s involvement in it.
Here is a recent video thanking Rotary for this 30 year effort that has brought us “this close” to ending polio.
You can listen to a half hour Australian radio program about Polio Plus.
There are plenty of resources on the web about Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio.
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