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BBC highlights Rotary's final polio push

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Watch Fergus Walsh's special BBC News reports on polio and Rotary's continued commitment to its eradication.

 BBC medical correspondent Fergus Walsh investigates how Rotary club members in Great Britain and Ireland helped India achieve its one year ‘polio free’ anniversary and their continued efforts to eradicate polio worldwide.

During his recent visit to India for a National Immunisation Day, Fergus visited some of the 7,000 impromptu vaccination booths across Delhi, several of them staffed by Rotary members of Rotary clubs from Great Britain.

To view his special features on the polio eradication project in India, click here.

Read Fergus's special report on Rotary's involvement in polio eradication

Read the full report on his visit to India here.

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Fantastic work by Rotary over 25 years to help rid the world of this awful polio vrrus which has crippled and killed miilions. Brilliant coverage by the BBC's Fergus Walsh and the RIBI PR team all timed to fit with Rotary Day on Thursday 23rd Feb. Only 3 countries left, and in no small part due to Rotary. Proud to be a Rotarian.

Posted by Ken Sharp - Rotary Club of Mounts Bay / D1290 DCC on Feb 21, 2012 1:33:12 PM

Great news story about Rotary's dedication over many years n the End PolioNow campaign.

Posted by Tony Betts - Rotary Club of Redbridge in District 1130 on Feb 21, 2012 12:46:29 AM

There has been an amazing amount of coverage over the last 24 hours, about polio and Rotary's involvement. Fantastic and well done to the RIBI PR team. I saw this too http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17092872 . All about Rotarians and their work.

Posted by Geoff Ansty on Feb 20, 2012 10:55:35 PM

Some great publicity so can we get the whole of RIBI behind the end polio now campaign again until polio is truly eradicated from the globe. it is still several years to go and we cannot give up now. WELL DONE ROTARY See www.endpolionowguernseyshop.org and help eradicate polio

Posted by jannine Birtwistle on Feb 20, 2012 10:41:43 PM

I was surprised that there was no mention in the programme of the enormous amount of funds that Rotarians had generated, quite apart from those contributed by Bill Gates.

Posted by David Morehen on Feb 20, 2012 3:53:24 PM

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