Foundation Fact: Week of Jan. 30, 2017
- Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to speak at Rotary conventionCanada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to speak at Rotary
- Hundreds attend peace summitPeacebuilding Summit highlights the many Rotary programs that are helping to build a more peaceful
- Toronto convention photo gallery2018 International ConventionPhoto
- Rotary helps alleviate refugee crisisRotary works to alleviate refugee crisis Rotary members have changed the lives of thousands of
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.