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Update #11
23 days ago from Newlands Rotary

As a recent case of Polio in Malawi sadly reminds us, children around the world are only safe from this cruel disease when every child is vaccinated. The case in Malawi is known to have come from Pakistan; with Afghanistan, one of only two countries where Polio is still endemic. Malawi will need a swift response to activate vaccination teams on the ground. Help us to help End Polio. Your contribution will be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and will go to an exceptional cause that has, since 1988, seen a 99.9% reduction of polio cases, worldwide.

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Why we are fundraising for The Rotary Foundation
Polio. In the 50's the word alone would strike terror in the minds of all who heard it. It still does in countries where polio remains a lived experience; where, like in Angola, Clubs have projects that support those afflicted by the disease.

But vaccines work, and although Covid provides our current evidence, Rotary knew this when it embarked on the campaign to rid the world of polio.

Yes, it's a long process. Yes, we've been 'This Close' to eradicating polio for some time, now but, did you know .....? In 2021, there have been only two cases of Polio; one each in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The Taliban have agreed to the resumption of vaccination campaigns, and with Pakistan, will this month start administering the new Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV2).

We can do this. We must do this.

Please contribute, if you can.

Polio Fund

Your donation helps Rotary reach every child with the polio vaccine.

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