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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

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...

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...

Jun 16, 2014, 17:55 ET

Team gears up to 'Bike Against Hunger' from Washington State to Washington, DC

The following is being announced by Rotary International: WHO:  Benjamin Rasmus, RFH program director, and Heather Hoffman, community...

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 signs on as Rotary celebrity ambassador for polio eradication.  (PRNewsFoto/Rotary International)

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 signs on as Rotary celebrity ambassador for polio eradication.  (PRNewsFoto/Rotary International)

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.  (PRNewsFoto/Rotary International)

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 immunizes a child against polio in New Delhi, India.  (PRNewsFoto/Rotary International)

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
Marking its 108th anniversary, Rotary International urges governments to support the global eradication of polio.  (PRNewsFoto/Rotary International)

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.  (PRNewsFoto/Rotary International)

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...