Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years, and we’ve made incredible progress in the fight to rid the world of it forever. As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary International has helped to reduced polio cases by more than 99.9 percent. It’s crucial to eradicate polio from the last two countries where it remains endemic and to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.
Rotary launched the PolioPlus Partners program, enabling Rotary members in polio-free countries to provide support to fellow members in polio-affected countries. The Rotary Club of Casper supports PolioPlus’ polio eradication efforts through fundraising, events, awareness, and monetary donations.