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The Rotary Club of Port Elizabeth

End Polio Now

Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative 30 years ago, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to just 22 cases in 2017. To sustain this progress, and protect all children from polio, Rotary has committed to raising US$50 million per year in support of global polio eradication efforts. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match Rotary’s commitment 2:1. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to previously polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk.  Rotary has contributed more than US$1.8 billion to ending polio since 1985.

About Rotary

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. Visit for more about Rotary and its efforts to eradicate polio.


Donations to date

R 20 892.17

Fundraising target

R 10 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 8 814.00

Donor Messages

Well done - sorry original cash donation never arrived
Congratulations, you did it
Yd Op Die Kop
Great initiative..
Fan of Khuliso
Keep being a true inspiration to the world.. you always have my support.
You doing great work
This is an incredible initiative. Proud of you
So proud of you for doing this Coach. You’ve been so disciplined with your training, and all for a great cause.
Go Kholiso
Amazing. Good luck on the day
Keeping on inspiring us with your selfless leadership and all the best your run.