Collection at Waitrose to Eradicate Polio

20/02/2010

 

The start of our Thanks for Life week activities is two days colecting from the public to raise funds to finish the job of eradicating polio. as an organisation Rotary International has to raise $200m to trigger a donation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation of $350m. Since 1984 Rotary has been working on this project and we have spent $550m to reduce the number of Polio Endemic countries from 125 to 4; whilst Polio remains the cost of containing outbreaks is high so it will cost a further $550m in the endeavour to eradicate it once and for all.