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Jun 12, 2017, 09:30 ET Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announce $450 million commitment to end polio

Today in Atlanta Rotary President John Germ and Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a commitment of up to $450...


Feb 14, 2017, 07:39 ET Rotary bringing the world to Atlanta in June

Rotary's 108th annual international convention June 10–14 is expected to attract 40,000 Rotary club members from over 160 countries, and will...


Jan 20, 2015, 08:00 ET Rotary releases US$34.8 million to end polio worldwide

The continued fight to eradicate polio gets an additional $34.8 million boost from Rotary in support of immunization activities and research to be...


Jan 15, 2015, 11:30 ET Rotary hosts film screening contrasting polio - a virus on the brink of global eradication - with the growing threat of preventable diseases in California

Rotary will screen two documentary films: Invisible Threat, which explores the immune system in relation to the debate on vaccine safety in...


Oct 24, 2014, 07:52 ET On World Polio Day local Rotary International clubs ask community for help

Today is World Polio Day, and Rotary International is calling attention to this devastating disease by asking people to make a contribution to end...


Oct 21, 2014, 08:00 ET Rotary marks World Polio Day 2014 with US$44.7 million in grants to fight polio in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

 With the world "This Close"—99%—to eliminating polio from the planet, the effort is receiving an additional US$44.7 million...


Oct 21, 2014, 08:00 ET Journée mondiale contre la polio : le Rotary verse 44,7 millions de dollars pour financer des activités d'éradication en Afrique, en Asie et au Proche-Orient

-- Un évènement organisé par le Rotary le 24 octobre et retransmis en direct en ligne met à l'affiche des experts internationaux de la santé,...


May 06, 2014, 16:28 ET Rotary Supports WHO's Recommendations on Recent Polio Transmission

Rotary supports the WHO Director-General's recommendations that describe polio as a public health emergency of international concern, including the...


Feb 18, 2014, 13:23 ET Rotary releases US$35.9 million to fight polio in Africa and Asia

 The continued fight to eliminate polio gets an additional $36 million boost from Rotary in support of polio immunization activities and...


Dec 10, 2013, 12:28 ET Rotary responds to polio emergency in Syria

Humanitarian group passes half million dollars to WHO to vaccinate children  Rotary International will provide a US$500,000 emergency...


Nov 18, 2013, 13:03 ET Rotary Clubs Worldwide Mobilize In Support Of Typhoon-Ravaged Philippines

 Rotary International President Ron D. Burton is urging the humanitarian organization's 1.2 million members of its 34,000 Rotary clubs...


Oct 18, 2013, 12:47 ET 'Good Wife' co-star Archie Panjabi partners with Rotary, Northwestern to put polio eradication on center stage Oct. 24

Special World Polio Day program highlights progress in the global effort to end polio  Emmy-winning actress Archie Panjabi, best known for...


Sep 24, 2013, 09:00 ET World Polio Day: Making History

A special status report on the global effort to eradicate polio   The following is being released by Rotary International: WHAT:...


Aug 06, 2013, 09:00 ET Isabelli Fontana se torna embaixadora do Rotary para a erradicação da pólio

A modelo brasileira Isabelli Fontana se juntou a uma lista crescente de figuras públicas e celebridades que participam...


Aug 06, 2013, 09:00 ET Isabelli Fontana, nueva embajadora de Rotary para la erradicación de la polio

La modelo brasileña Isabelli Fontana se une a la creciente lista de personalidades que participan en la campaña de sensibilización...


Aug 06, 2013, 09:00 ET Isabelli Fontana signs on as Rotary celebrity ambassador for polio eradication

 Brazilian model Isabelli Fontana has joined the growing roster of public figures and celebrities participating in Rotary's "This Close"...


Jun 25, 2013, 09:44 ET Rotary and Gates Foundation extend fundraising agreement to end polio

 Rotary International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced an extension of their existing fundraising partnership that...


May 23, 2013, 15:27 ET Actress Archie Panjabi signs on with Rotary to eradicate polio

 British-born actress Archie Panjabi, best known to millions of TV viewers as the sultry, enigmatic investigator Kalinda Sharma on the hit...


May 01, 2013, 08:00 ET Government of Canada thanks Rotary International for its efforts to eradicate polio

On April 30, Canada's Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Julian Fantino, made a formal statement in the House of Commons...


Apr 26, 2013, 10:52 ET Rotary receives Edison Award for Future Vision grant model

EVANSTON, Ill., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International has received a silver Edison Award in recognition of the...


Apr 02, 2013, 15:08 ET Rotary Day at White House honors 'Champions of Change'

Exemplary U.S. Rotary club volunteers to be recognized at D.C. event April 5 The White House on April 5 will honor 12 Rotary club members...


Feb 22, 2013, 14:51 ET Rotary clubs worldwide take action to End Polio Now

Marking its 108th anniversary, service organization urges governments at every level to support global eradication effort Every year, Rotary...


Feb 01, 2013, 12:23 ET Psy signs on as Rotary celebrity ambassador for polio eradication

 South Korean pop star Psy has joined the growing roster of public figures and celebrities participating in Rotary's "This Close" public...


Jan 21, 2013, 13:28 ET Rotary to hold Global Peace Forum in Honolulu

Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will serve as keynote speaker Jan.26 To support and inspire Rotary club members, community...


Oct 18, 2012, 15:17 ET Rotary clubs increase awareness, advocacy work for World Polio Day on Oct. 24

'World's Biggest Commercial,' 'End Polio Now' album highlight humanitarian group's public outreach in support of global effort to end a crippling...