BBC medical correspondent Fergus Walsh will be giving a special report on BBC News today (Monday 20 February) highlighting how Rotary club members in Great Britain and Ireland helped India achieve its one year ‘polio free’ anniversary, and their continued efforts to eradicate polio worldwide.
During his recent visit to India for a National Immunisation Day, Fergus visited some of the 7,000 impromptu vaccination booths across Delhi, several of them staffed by Rotary members of Rotary clubs from Great Britain.
Read his report here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17072769
Fergus’ TV report will air tonight at 6pm and 10pm on BBC News, with a special BBC Breakfast feature tomorrow (Tuesday 21 February). The reports will showcase a package he has recorded over the weekend showing Rotary’s work, people affected by polio and interviews with doctors.
Rotary is the world’s biggest service organisation and celebrates its 107th Birthday this year; we have around 32,000 clubs worldwide and 1.2 million members in 200 countries. Rotary International in Britain and Ireland alone has 54,000 members distributed over 1,850 clubs. Join us to make a difference in our local, national and international communities. Thursday this week is Rotary Day and we see the final push to eradicate polio. See #rotaryday #rotaryendpolio #rotarythisclose for more information.