On 24 October, Rotarians clubs and districts around the world will come together to fight polio. Register today for our End Polio Now: Make History Today Livestream event to receive a global update on the current status of polio eradication, hear inspiring stories, and musical performances. The event will begin at 18:30pm CDT and will be streamed live at
I encourage your club/district to have a viewing party for the event, or incorporate it into your existing World Polio Day plans. Invite local government officials and use this opportunity to encourage them to support the global commitment to a polio free world. On World Polio Day, wear your End Polio Now pin and encourage your friends and family to do the same. 

Resources to help you spread the word about your World Polio Day event can be found The materials include:
  • Sample Tweets and Facebook posts
  • Graphics for posting on social media and online
  • Tools to help you reach out to local media
  • Tools to help you engage local political leaders with World Polio Day
Before or after World Polio Day, consider sharing your polio story or event photos.

If you are unable to watch the event live, consider viewing the recording at your next club meeting and discussing how you can help fulfill Rotary’s promise of a polio free world. To learn more about our fight to End Polio Now, attend the World Polio Day webinar on 24 September.
You can also make an impact on World Polio Day by contributing to PolioPlus. Remember that your contribution will receive full recognition points and – better yet – it will be matched two-to-one by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Contribute today.

We are 99% of the way to a polio-free world – truly, “this close” to eradicating polio forever. Help us get closer by spreading the word about our fight to End Polio Now with our communities and the world. 


John F. Germ
Chair, International PolioPlus Committee