24th October – International Plio Day

Polio eradication is one of the main goals of Rotary International‘s. Polio cases have declined rapidly since 1985, and the disease has been eradicated in 193 countries, while in 3 countries the disease is still present. The vaccine against the disease cost only 0.6 dollars. If we don’t finish the fight right now, more than 10 million children under the age of five could be paralyzed by polio in the next 40 years.