Rotary's PolioPlus Program is a shining example of what cooperation between Governments, the United Nations and NGOs can achieve.

Kofi Annan
Secretary General
United Nations

The crippling disease that held the world to ransom in the 1950's and 1960's has almost been eliminated with those two tiny drops of oral polio vaccine, a well thought out strategy, large financial resources and the dedication and commitment of thousands of devoted volunteers and international health agencies.

Rotary International is the volunteer arm of a global partnership dedicated to eradicating polio. In 1985 Rotary volunteers around the world embraced the fight against
polio and 'POLIOPLUS' was born.

Till date, the Polio Plus programme has contributed more than US $ 546 million for the protection of more than two billion children. By 2005, Rotary's contribution will touch US $ 611 million apart from the manpower, materials and individual support provided by 1.2 million Rotarians world wide.


  2004 Rotary International India National PolioPlus Society

Last polio cases updated on 11 October, 2004