Boquete Rotary Club will be collecting donations to ENDPOLIONOW at the BCP. Please help. Your donation will be tripled by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
What is Polio?
Poliomyelitis (polio) is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. The poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. It can strike at any age but mainly affects children under five. Polio is incurable, but completely vaccine-preventable.
Just 33 polio cases were confirmed worldwide in 2018, which is a reduction of more than 99.9 percent since 1988 (when this Rotary initiative began), when the world saw about 1,000 cases per day. Help us put an end to this cruel disease. Until polio is eradicated, all countries remain at risk of outbreaks.