Eradicating polio with Rotary International

Gray, Lynne
March 2011
Practice Nurse;3/25/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 5, p32
Academic Journal
The article describes the efforts of the Rotary International in their Polio Plus campaign to eradicate the disease globally. The programme began in 1985 where cases reached 350,000 a year. In 1988 the World Health Organization also launched its Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Efforts resulted in the reduced number of countries where polio was endemic, from 125 nations to only 4 countries by 2005. The 200 million U.S. dollar grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the experience in conducting immunizations in India are also tackled.


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