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Polio: A Rotary engine | The Economist

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Polio: A Rotary engine | The Economist

One of the best articles I’ve seen about polio eradication. Thank you, Economist.
Polio was eradicated in the UK in the 1950’s but the fact is, it’s only a plane ride away. Polio infects and paralyses children, robbing them of their futures, wasting their limbs, and compounding the hardships faced by their families. As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children everywhere remain at risk.
Since the Rotary campaign began, over 2 billion children have had the oral vaccine in 122 countries. Perhaps the most remarkable and uplifting statistic is this: more than 5 million people who would otherwise have been paralysed are walking today as a result of immunisation. That is something that every Rotarian, whatever gender, race or creed, celebrates – oops, Economist, you didn’t mean a ‘businessmen’s club’, did you!


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  1. Pingback: Jonathan bags Rotary Polio Eradication Award « TransformationWatch

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