Rotary raises over US$ 90 million towards polio eradication

UN Secretary General recognizes polio workers and volunteers

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is presented with a Polio Eradication Champion award Alyce Henson/Rotary Images

Birmingham, UK – In the final push to rid the world of a crippling and potentially fatal disease, Rotary International today announced that it has raised US$ 90.7 million toward its US$ 200 Million Challenge, a fundraising effort supporting crucial polio eradication activities.

The announcement came at the Rotary International Convention, where UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was presented with a Polio Eradication Champion award, which he dedicated to polio workers who were killed last year in Afghanistan.

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