The final phase of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative continues to
face a funding shortfall as of April 2002 of US $275 million,
including US $80 million in 2002.
join the donors to polio eradication that have brought the campaign this
Help eliminate the funding gap
Donate through the national offices of polio eradication
partners of your choice. >
click here for a full list partners
The success of the international campaign to eradicate polio
comes from millions of supporters around the world who have contributed
time and resources of all kinds. If you are not already a partner, become
one now by helping to spread the word about this campaign.
To contact Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners: Click
- Inform friends and colleagues about polio and how close the world
is to defeating this disease.
- Link to this site.
- Ask media outlets in your communities to report on local efforts
to support global polio eradication.
- Become a public spokesperson for the campaign, as are Brazilian photographer
Sebastião Salgado and US actor Mia Farrow.
- Contact your government to discover how it is helping to eradicate
polio. Does it conduct and support routine child immunizations? Does
it organize mass vaccination campaigns? Does it donate to the global
- Join other polio eradication partners, especially in your community,
in information and fund-raising campaigns. For example, Rotary International
has more than 1.2 million members in communities worldwide who play
leading roles in volunteer and fund-raising initiatives for polio eradication.
UNICEF and WHO offices around the world work with diverse local partners,
including Ministries of Health to implement eradication programmes,
and national and local school networks to promote this and other public
Children disabled by polio or other diseases return from a sports activity
to the Amar Jyoti Rehabilitation and Research Centre in New Delhi. The centre
was established in 1981. Today it offers educational and therapeutic programmes
for 540 children.