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The Rotary Foundation

The Mission of the Rotary Foundation is to support the efforts of Rotary International in the fulfilment of the Object of Rotary and Rotary’s emphases for the achievement of World understanding and peace through local, national and international humanitarian, educational and cultural support programs.

The Rotary Foundation relies on the enthusiastic support of Rotarians voluntarily giving generously of their time and money, and has become one of the foremost non-governmental foundations in the world. The educational support program is the largest private scholarship endowment in the world.

It is said that every minute of every day Rotary will touch the lives of millions somewhere in the world. The Rotary Foundation is one of the world’s leading charitable foundations and each Rotarian can be justly proud of its achievements in the past, present and in the future.

Polio Eradication remains a top priority for Rotary


Helping eradicate Polio

In 1985 Rotary International started a campaign to immunise the children of the world against polio.

Rotary is a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative

(the largest public health initiative the world has ever known)

that has spanned 200 counties, utilised 20 million volunteers, immunised over 2 billion children,

probably spared 5 million from disability and averted more than a million deaths.

See the Rotary International Polio Eradication pages and the World Health Organisation pages for more information.

'End Polio Now', is a project aimed at helping to eradicate polio throughout the world.

For details about this project - and for resources for schools, parents, businesses and Rotarians

Please follow the links below

Watch "The Final Inch" Documentary about Polio