It is official: WHO has declared the Africa region polio free

It is official: WHO has declared the Africa region polio free

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Today, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Africa region, has officially certified free from wild poliovirus, signifying a major milestone in the battle to eradicate the disease worldwide. This certification has come four years after Nigeria, the last polio-endemic country in Africa, recorded its final case of wild polio and is an incredible public health achievement for Rotary members, the African region, and Rotary’s partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). This progress is the result of a decades-long effort across the 47 countries which make up the WHO’s African region and now means that five of the six WHO regions, which represent 90% of the world’s population, will be free of polio. Efforts to get to this momentous stage have involved millions of health workers traveling by foot, boat,…
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Rotary International Convention goes virtual

Rotary International Convention goes virtual

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The Rotary International Convention was to have taken place in Hawaii from June 6th to 10th, but was cancelled last March amid the spread of COVID-19. In its place, Rotary International has announced plans for a Rotary International Virtual Convention, running from June 20th until June 26th. More than 20,000 Rotarians from across the world, many from Great Britain & Ireland, should have been in Hawaii this week. However, the Rotary International Convention fell the way of all major events this summer because of the global pandemic. Rotary International said at the time of the cancellation: “As a global organisation that values bringing people together to create meaningful connections and positive change in communities throughout the world, our decision to cancel our convention is a profound disappointment. “We also recognize…
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Join The #RotaryResponds Live series on Facebook

Join The #RotaryResponds Live series on Facebook

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Join a new weekly Facebook Live series to create connections and take part in engaging conversations. The #RotaryResponds Live series features Rotary leaders and members, and leaders from partner organizations sharing how they're taking action in their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. :: Wednesday May 20 ::Rotary Connects the World: Rotary International President Mark Maloney in conversation with Rotary CEO John Hewko. :: Wednesday May 27 ::Rotary International CEO John Hewko in conversation with ShelterBox CEO Sanj Srikanthan. RSVP now and don't miss an episode!
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