Rotarian Ros Smith gave an excellent presentation by way of excerpts from a Rotary International 90 minute ‘Livestream’ presentation dedicated to celebrating World Polio Day on 24th October.
1) There are three endemic countries still to be vaccinated.
2) 2.5 billion children have been immunized against polio.
3) 119,349 people have signed on with Rotary to help make a polio free world.
Ros then presented a cheque from Rosanna Rotary Club for $2000 to Polio Plus through Rotarian Ruth Stapleton who thanked the Club on behalf of The Polio Foundation. Ruth said this donation with grants from the Gates Foundation will grow to $6000.
Ruth then also thanked her friend Dr. Loretta Gya whose work and donation in this area was recognised on the night by a Paul Harris Fellowship presented by Past District Governor Ron Pearce.
Ron Jenkins – Reporter