World Polio Day
As World Polio Day approaches, the Rotary community is getting ready to amplify our message about eradicating polio to protect the world’s children from this devastating disease.
 
Zone 8 Polio Chair, PDG Bob Aitken AM (Lower Blue Mountains) is asking every Rotarian to consider donating $10 to Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
 
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Join us for World Polio Day October 24.    
 
 
 
 
Please note the change of date!
 
WE ARE CLOSING IN ON POLIO …
 
PDG Bob Aitken AM, Lower Blue Mountains - RI Meeting this week “never been more confident of the imminent success of our campaign!”
 
• Only 2 cases of wild polio virus so far in 2021 (last in January 21)!
• Total of 13 wild polio virus cases Afghanistan & Pakistan Sept 20 – Sept 21!
 
Global Polio Eradication Initiative:
• The new Novel vaccine to attack vaccine derived polio has been very successful - still under ‘early user license’.
• Strong demand – especially the African continent – with 85 million vaccines already administered. Manufactured in Indonesia and supply and delivery remains a challenge.
• Constant reports of new wild polio virus cases across the middle of Africa, on EVERY occasion, all identified as ‘vaccine derived’. 
 
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