The latest District 9800 Foundation News contains articles concerning the End Polio Now programme. Over the last 35 years Rotary has been an important partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative which has decreased the number of wild polio cases worldwide by 99.9%. At the end of 2022 there were 30 cases reported, 2 in Afghanistan, 20 in Pakistan and 8 in Mozambique. It is estimated that if eradication efforts ceased today, within 10 years polio could paralyse as many as 200,000 children annually.
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