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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 2 714.28

Fundraising target

R 10 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 380.00

Donor Messages

Taryn Maxwell
Well done on raising funds for such a worth cause!
Good luck Kk
All the best with the run. Keep on doing good and improving people's lives.
See you on the start line next month :)
Kaya Mfono
Contributing to the good cause of helping others in need
good luck on your run.
Thanks for Sacrifice and Good Luck on Your Run