Update on Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio world-wide

Chicago Rotary Chapters are heavily involved

Yesterday I described how the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is partnering with Rotary International to eradicate polio throughout the word. Here is a link to an  Economist story providing more detail It’s an interesting piece on the difficulties of ending polio, even harder than eliminating smallpox. Rotary International, a civic group, has raised and spent about $800 million on the campaign. About 20 Rotary volunteers from the Chicago area are heading for India on the latest inoculation campaign.

Here’s a video of Dr. Rob Murphy, director of global health of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, explaining how polio can be eliminated.

Polio Eradication – “You can do it” from Rotary International on Vimeo.

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