Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in parts of the world. Today, there are 3 countries that have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus: Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan.
The polio cases represented by the remaining one percent are the most difficult to prevent, due to factors including geographical isolation, poor public infrastructure, armed conflict and cultural barriers. Until polio is eradicated, all countries remain at risk of outbreaks.
Every dollar donated to Rotary will be matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Martin Rotary club is proud to raise funds to help end polio. For more information, please contact a member of the Martin Rotary club.