The Rotary Club of Wawa had a very successful bake sale yesterday. Rotarian Liz Talian-Clarke explained that there were “Lots of wonderful baked goods and the support from the Wawa Goose Club was amazing! They had their members bring in baked goods and they donated the proceeds of their sale to the Rotary Club’s Polio Plus fundraiser! We ...Read More »
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Today is World Polio Plus, and Wawa is celebrating that ‘We are so Close!” with a bake sale with the Wawa Goose Club Seniors. This joint bake sale will raise funds for Polio Plus and for the Seniors. The movement spearheaded by Rotary to stamp out Polio has seen incredible success – immunizing over 2.5 billion children in the ...Read More »
If you have been following these End Polio Now articles you know that there are only three countries left to be declared Polio-free. Since we have been fighting this battle for some many years we have an excellent surveillance system in place to keep in close touch with countries around the world. We have gained a lot of experience in many difficult ...Read More »
Overall, since the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) was launched, the number of cases has fallen over 99%, an amazing improvement over 30 years. In 1994, the WHO Region of the Americas was certified polio-free, followed by the WHO Western Pacific Region in 2000 and the WHO European Region in June 2007. On 27 March 2014, the WHO South-East Asia Region ...Read More »
Of the three original strains of wild poliovirus (type 1, Type 2, and Type 3), wild poliovirus Type 2 was eradicated in 1999, and no cases of wild poliovirus Type 3 have been found since the last reported case in Nigeria in November 1999. (In order for a country to be declared polio free, it must have zero cases for ...Read More »
Rotary International has declared October 24, 2018, World Polio Day. To be part of this occasion the Rotary Club of Wawa will be hosting a special event. Stay Tuned! Each week from now until October 12th we will be submitting a column on Wawa-news citing the progress over the years of the Polio Eradication Program undertaken by Rotary International in the late ...Read More »