Foundation Fact: Week of Jan. 30, 2017
- Rassin's 2018 presidential theme2018-19 RI President Barry Rassin wants Rotary members to Be the
- Rotary praises unsung heroes on World Polio DayRotary and the Gates Foundation host fifth annual World Polio Day to highlight progress in the fight to eradicate the
- The power of a garden
- Rotary helps disaster victimsRotary helps disaster victimsThe Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs are helping communities battered by severe weather and
Rotary recently announced $35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, bringing the total contribution to $140 million since January 2016. Nearly half the funds will support the emergency response campaigns in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin region. Four cases of polio were detected in Nigeria in 2016, which had previously not seen a case since July 2014. While significant strides have been made against the paralyzing disease, polio remains a threat in hard to reach and underserved areas, and areas of conflict. Experts say about $1.5 billion is needed to sustain this progress and protect all children from polio.