For the second week in a row there have been no reported cases of polio anywhere in the world, according to figures released by the World Health Organisation.
The positive news gives strength to the hard work our Rotarians have carried out to make this a reality in polio stricken countries. Areas that have reported that there are no new cases of polio include Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Syria and Iraq.
Polio eradication is a primary aim for Rotarians across the world, and as part of our commitment we organise two trips to India a year to support National Immunisations Days. Mike Yates, District Polio Plus Subcommittee Chair, comments: “This is really encouraging news and surely helps to give us optimism that ending polio can be more than just a dream. We are committed to keeping the disease at bay and it will certainly give the Rotarians visiting India next month a real boost to know what we are doing is helping to make a real difference across the world.”