April 2013 – We are tantalizingly close to eradicating polio from the world. It is endemic now in only three countries, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Yet a lot of effort and money is still needed to achieve this goal.
The Rotary Foundation, the international charity of Rotary International, started this project in 1979 and the World Health Organisation later joined the fight. More Recently Bill Gates has taken an active interest and his charitable Foundation has donated $355 million. Rotary has, so far, raised over $1 billion.
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