PolioPlus, the most ambitious program in Rotary's history, is the volunteer arm of the global partnership dedicated to eradicating polio. Since the program began in 1985, Rotary has led the private sector in the global effort to rid the world of this crippling disease. Thanks to this effort, more than two billion children have received the oral polio vaccine. Today, PolioPlus and its role in the initiative is recognized worldwide as a model of public-private cooperation in pursuit of a humanitarian goal.

In addition to providing financial and volunteer support, Rotary works to urge support from other public and private sector partners. This includes the campaign to End Polio Now, inspired by the extraordinary challenge grants received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Robert Scott, chair of Rotary's International PolioPlus Committee, says we are a critical point: "But to achieve a polio-free world, Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication initiative need your support to spread the word. Together, we must educate and and activate individuals, organizations, and, most importantly, governments, to keep up the fight to End Polio Now. Robust and coordinated digital outreach is necessary to reach our goal."

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