Letter to the Editor - After 35 years, polio is cornered - we must finish the job


Last updated 10/3/2023 at 11:46am


Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have made great strides to reduce polio cases by 99.9% worldwide over the past 35 years, and we’ve reduced the circulation of wild polio to Pakistan and Afghanistan.

That’s why as we approach this World Polio Day on Oct. 24, as a local Rotary chapter in Havre, we are pleased to recognize this progress. However, we ask everyone to help us finish the job and end polio for good to ensure that this paralyzing disease does not return to polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk. From encouraging vac...

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