Abishek Choudhary, of the Rotaract Club of Birgunj, Nepal, holds a child while Om Prakash Sikaria, of the Rotary Club of Birgunj, administers the oral polio vaccine during a Subnational Immunization Day in a neighboring community. Border towns with little regulation like Birgunj create high risk of the spread of the poliovirus. Subnational immunization days target strategic locations based on research by Rotary's polio eradication partners, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Find the story in "The Rotarian," December 2008, pages 28-43, and see Rotary Video Magazine 4.2.

World Polio Day – October 24th

October 24th is World Polio Day and Rotary International has been a driving force behind the global effort to eradicate Polio.  We are almost there and need a final push to get over the finish line.  Check out this VIDEO on this effort.