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January 26, 2012

2012 – And we have the opportunity to help make history.

Update – February 25, 2012
The World Health Organization has removed India from the list of polio endemic countries.

January 13, 2012 – It has been one year since the last reported case of polio in India.

January 17, 2012 – Rotary International, and Rotarians worldwide, achieve the goal of raising US$200 million to match US$350 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the final push to End Polio Now.  The Gates Foundation adds another $50 million.

February 2012 – A team of 20 Rotarians from district 6440 (Illinois USA), 6270 (Wisconsin USA), 5650 (Nebraska USA), and 1070 (UK) will be in India to immunize hundreds of children in the Moradabad area and also participate in a Polio Summit Conference involving Rotary leadership, government and health ministry leaders from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and surrounding countries.

We will share our photos and experiences here.

Richard Rivkin, Team Leader
Rotary Distict 6440 Assistant Governor
Rotary Club of Northbrook Illinois Past President


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