This World Immunization Week, we’re grateful to Rotary Foundation supporters like you who help keep communities healthy. We know that vaccines work. Rotary members around the world use them to fight vaccine-preventable diseases such as malaria, COVID-19, HPV, and hepatitis. And we have been using them successfully for decades in our work to end polio.

Rotary and our partners have reduced the number of polio cases worldwide by more than 99.9% since 1988, with Rotary clubs and members everywhere amplifying their efforts to create a polio-free world, one initiative at a time. The future of polio eradication is surveillance to detect the virus, and wastewater-based epidemiology will be a key tool in those monitoring efforts. Before we can celebrate the end of polio, we must remain vigilant and continue our work to immunize up to 400 million children each year.

The success Rotary members have achieved in preventing and treating disease would not be possible without our partners — or without donors like you, Ellen. During World Immunization Week, 24-30 April, you can support these efforts by:
With your support, we can continue to keep communities healthy and strong by preventing and treating diseases. Together, let’s continue the fight against disease this World Immunization Week.