Rotary Commits $100 Million to Curb Resurgence of Polio in Nigeria

Photographer: Alyce Henson; Courtesy of Rotary International
Photographer: Alyce Henson; Courtesy of Rotary International

The Rotary Club has committed $100 million to prevent the resurgence of polio, according to Bisi Adegoke, a Rotary leader in Africa, who disclosed that $33 million was contributed by Rotarians across the country while the other $66 million came from the Rotary’s endowment fund. The financial push comes after new cases of polio popped up in Nigeria, a country that was declared polio-free in 2014. He listed water and sanitation, disease prevention, economic empowerment, and maternal healthcare as the main areas of intervention by the organization, and that doctors from as far away as Indian were being trained in polio healthcare management and surgery.

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Written By Beyond Polio