PolioPlus

Polio is an awful, tortuous disease that can be eliminated from Earth in the next several years by vigilant action in a few key countries. Through PolioPlus and Rotary International, huge progress has been made since 1987, and now it is time to finish the job. For $0.60, a child is vaccinated, and for every $1 donated, a 2-for-1 matching grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation magnifies the effect.

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Not just the West financing the fight against the polio virus...

Today came the announcement of a Nigerian businessman who for the second year in a row has donated US$1 million to combat the spread of polio.

Piper and THE END OF POLIO

To revisit some of the history of polio and the fight to stop the virus, watch this cool and informative video:

Polio, and the Threat of Polio

Recently I was reading about the fight against polio in Nigeria and the progress being made. Year-to-date, only three (3!) news cases have been reported, versus twenty two last year at this time.

Here Goes 100!

Here goes…I’m beginning a serious adventure on several fronts: walking 100 holes (or more?) of golf in one day (absurd!); fundraising $10,000 (or more?) for PolioPlus (how do I do that

Golfers Supporting This Cause

Jim Johnston