Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan holds Polio Day

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To recognize this historic progress, Rotary clubs worldwide hosted events in conjunction with Rotary International's fifth annual World Polio Day celebration on October 24. Film producer Thamma Reddy Bharadwaj, Philatelist Valmiki Hari Kishan, Assistant Governor of Rotary International and other top members of Rotary Club of Hyderabad were present.

The Rotary Club of Lagos Island, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Lekki Local Council primary health centre marked the World Polio Day yesterday at market places, sensitizing the public on the importance of vaccination, towards achieving a polio-free world.

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The day is also observed to pay tribute to the USA researcher Dr Jonaas Salk for inventing the polio vaccine. The Rotary Club held a meal at the Grill and Still which was served for $20 with $10 from each meal being donated to End Polio Now. To sustain this progress, and protect all children from polio, Rotary has committed to raising US$50 million per year over the next three years in support of global polio eradication efforts. Since 2013, the foundation has matched $1 for each dollar that Rotary has raised.

Rotarians have helped to immunise more than 2.5b children in 122 countries.