Global Polio Eradication Initiative
Concerns over global resurgence of polio as progress stalls
Progress has stalled in ridding the world of polio. An emergency committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) unanimously agreed Friday to continue to designate the paralyzing disease a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern." WHO originally designated polio in this way in 2014, deeming it a health threat serious enough to endanger communities worldwide.…
Rotary commits $35 million to fight polio
Following three recent reports of new cases of wild poliovirus in Nigeria, Rotary has announced a $35 million funding for the eradication of the disease in Nigeria and other at-risk countries.