Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan holds Polio Day

The Knoxville Rotary Club will mark its progress toward a polio-free world while urging community support at their End Polio Now fundraising event

The Knoxville Rotary Club took part in the Rotary International End Polio Now fundraising event Tuesday.

"If things stay stable in the conflicted areas, humanity will see its last case of polio this year", Mr. Gates wrote in his foundation's 2017 annual report, according to CNBC.

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Gates and Rotary are pledging $450 million to ending polio.

The event held every October 24, is a call to create awareness to communities to support the fight towards eradicating the disease.

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One members says. Being a part of efforts to eradicate the disease feels good.

In the past year, over 400 million children around the world received the polio vaccination, giving them vital protection against the disease.

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It features Cena as a know-it-all who knows everything, including how to solve a rubix cube and how to speak Mandarin, but doesn't know about polio eradication. Since the initiative launched, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases in 1988 to just 37 cases in 2016. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match Rotary's commitment 2:1. Rotary has contributed a total of more than $1.7 billion - including matching funds from the Gates Foundation - and countless volunteer hours to protect more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries from polio.


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