World Polio Day

World Polio Day is a day celebrated annually on October 24th to raise awareness about polio and to promote efforts to eradicate the disease.

Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system and can lead to paralysis and death. The disease is most commonly found in children under the age of 5 and is spread through contaminated food and water. World Polio Day was first designated by Rotary International in 1988 as a way to focus attention on the global effort to eradicate polio and to celebrate the progress that has been made in controlling and eliminating the disease.

World Polio Day is celebrated in countries around the world, with events and activities organized to raise awareness about polio and encourage people to support efforts to eradicate the disease. The day is an opportunity to recognize the progress that has been made in controlling and eliminating polio and to renew efforts to ensure that the disease is eradicated once and for all.


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Promoting Peace

“Rotary promotes intercultural understanding. As we support refugees who have escaped unsafe locations, we also train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate violence.”

Fighting Disease

“We are committed to eradicating polio for good. In order to prevent additional diseases and increase access to healthcare, we also empower and educate local populations.”

Providing Clean Water

“Every day, we work to expand access to sustainable clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. We don’t merely construct wells and disappear.”

Saving Mothers & Children

“We increase access to affordable, high-quality healthcare, sanitation, education, and employment opportunities to improve the health and well-being of mothers and their offspring.”

Supporting Education

Our mission is to enhance adult literacy, decrease gender disparities in education, and strengthen community capacity to support basic education and literacy.

Growing Local Economies

We conduct charitable endeavors that promote societal and economic growth and chances for young and old people to engage in respectable and worthwhile employment.

Protecting the Environment

We pledge to support initiatives that increase the preservation and protection of natural resources, advance ecological sustainability, and promote harmony between human communities and the environment.