News, 26 Oct 2019World Polio Day, October 24th 2019
Today October 24 th 2019 is World Polio Day, World Polio Day is an annual opportunity
for Rotary members to rally the world around the fight to eradicate the disease forever.
For this year’s program Rotary Bali Area working together with all club in Bali and
Puskesmas Denpasar Selatan I at Pegok Soccerfield Denpasar, doing the immunization
campaigns and to vaccinate children against polio to protect them from this devastating
diseases. Todays event attended by DG Pebri Dipohadikusumo and Rotarian as
commitment Rotary to support the movement of End Polio Now!
In 1988, when Rotary and its partners founded the Global Polio Eradication Initiative,
the paralyzing disease affected 350,000 children. Our collaboration with the World
Health Organization, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and
later the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, local health workers, and national
governments has helped reduce that number by 99.9 percent.