How close are we to a polio-free world?

Join Rotary International and UNICEF at their World Polio Day event on 23 October and be part of the conversation.

How close are we to a polio-free world?

What’s needed to finish the job?

Can we make history together?

Join Rotary International and UNICEF for their third annual World Polio Day event on 23 October at 6.30 pm Eastern Time, and be part of the conversation about progress towards polio eradication.

The event will be streaming live from New York City, so tune in at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time to watch a global status update on the fight to end polio and take part in the conversation. Guests will include Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners, celebrity ambassadors, polio survivors, and others.

Rotary International has been a core partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative alongside UNICEF, the World Health Organization and the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention since 1988. Rotary provided the driving force behind the programme and still today, Rotarians around the world advocate, fundraise, and vaccinate children on the frontlines, making an incredible difference to the eradication programme.

If you can’t join live, you can still be a part of this moment in history. Share your voice online, advocate with your government, or create your own World Polio Day event. Find out more on how you can get involved.


This week, the GPEI is curating Gavi’s @Vaccines twitter account, and will be tweeting about global efforts to end polio for good from across the partnership. Follow @Vaccines to read lots of the exciting news from this week.


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