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Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation extending fundraising partnership to eradicate polio

Partnership will infuse an additional US$450 million into global polio eradication effort

Rotary (https://www.Rotary.org) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are renewing their longstanding partnership to end polio, announcing a joint commitment of up to $450 million to support the global polio eradication effort. “Because of the efforts of Rotary and its partners, almost 19 million people are walking today who…

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Rotary establishes peace center at Makerere University

Inaugural 2021 class will focus on shaping peace and development in Africa

From human rights violations to the impacts of climate change, Rotary (https://www.Rotary.org) and Makerere University are offering a postgraduate certificate program to peace and development leaders who are from or who have worked in Africa to address the underlying challenges to peace in the region. The year-long program in Peacebuilding,…

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Rotary provides millions in polio funding as wild poliovirus type 3 is eradicated

US$50 million will impact over 38 million children as the program reaches two key milestones: wild poliovirus type 3 eradication and Africa reaching three years with no wild poliovirus transmission

Rotary (Rotary.org) is giving US$50 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio. The funding will provide surveillance, technical assistance, and operational support for immunization activities, and will reach up to 38.4 million children with polio immunizations. The funding comes on the heels of the announcement that…

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Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polio

Rotary has committed to raising $50 million a year to be matched 2-to-1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, amounting to $150 million for polio eradication annually

Rotary (www.Rotary.org) is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. The funding comes as Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) (http://PolioEradication.org) address the final—and most pressing—challenges to…

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Rotary announces US$96.5 million to end polio

The announcement comes as Nigeria marks two years without any reported cases of wild poliovirus, following four reported cases in 2016

Rotary (https://www.Rotary.org) today announced nearly US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. The announcement comes as Nigeria marks two years without any reported cases of wild poliovirus, following four reported cases in…

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Rotary gives $49.5 million to help eradicate polio and challenges the world to continue the fight to end the disease

Without full funding and political commitment to eradication, the disease could return to countries that are now polio-free and put children everywhere at risk

With just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. To recognize this historic progress, Rotary (www.Rotary.org) clubs worldwide will host events in conjunction with Rotary International’s fifth…

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Tiwa Savage signs on as Rotary celebrity ambassador for polio eradication

Savage, who has been described by CNN as Nigeria’s biggest pop star, will help Rotary achieve its goal of a polio-free world by raising awareness about the vaccine-preventable disease

Nigerian singer/songwriter Tiwa Savage is the newest face to join Rotary’s (www.Rotary.org) ‘This Close’ public awareness campaign for polio eradication. A paralyzing and life altering disease, polio is on the verge of becoming the second human disease ever to be eliminated worldwide after smallpox. Savage, who has been described by CNN…

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Business Leader Samuel Owori will become first Ugandan to head Rotary International – 2018-19

Aims to build membership and understanding of organization’s impact and values

Samuel “Sam” Owori of Kampala, Uganda was today confirmed president-nominee of Rotary International (www.Rotary.org) - a humanitarian service organization that unites leaders committed to improving lives and bringing positive, lasting change to communities around the world. As a member of the Rotary Club Kampala, Uganda for 38 years, Owori says, “Rotary…

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Rotary announces US$35 Million to support a Polio-Free World

$8.15 million will go toward stemming the recent outbreak in Nigeria and countries in the Lake Chad Basin region

Rotary (www.Rotary.org) today committed an additional $35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, bringing the humanitarian service organization’s contribution to $105 million in 2016. The announcement follows recent reports of three new cases of wild poliovirus in Nigeria: two cases in July, and one in…

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Rotary recognizes President Buhari for Nigeria’s commitment to ending polio

Rotary today presented President Muhammadu Buhari with its Polio Eradication Champion Award

In acknowledgment of his government’s efforts   to keep Nigeria polio-free, Rotary (http://www.Rotary.org) today presented  President Muhammadu Buhari with its Polio Eradication Champion Award.    Last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) removed Nigeria from its list of polio-endemic countries after the African nation went one year without reporting a case…