Posted on Aug 25, 2020
RotaryDistrict7030 is overwhelmed to announce that Africa has been declared free of the wild poliovirus by the WHO !! The continent has stamped out wild poliovirus after a three-decade campaign against a disease that once paralyzed 75,000 children on the continent every year. The achievement is a major step toward ridding the globe of the virus that causes the disabling — and sometimes deadly — disease of polio: Only Afghanistan and Pakistan are still reporting cases. This is a milestone achievement in our lifetimes and all members of the Rotary family should celebrate and promote the news as much as possible so that the world knows that we are #ThisClose to eradicating polio from the globe. For more information, visit