END POLIO NOW FUNDRAISING EVENT
The Malta La Valette Rotaract is organising a fundraising event at the Panorama Restaurant in Valletta towards the eradication of Polio.
With the prevention of disease being one of the main pillars of Rotary, the eradication of Polio is one of the organisation’s longest standing projects, and have already reduced Polio cases by 99.9% through the vaccination of 2.5 billion children in 122 countries.
To end polio, we must stop transmission of wild poliovirus in the 3 remaining polio-endemic countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. We must also keep other countries polio-free until we achieve certification and officially eradicate polio. Until then, up to 60 high-risk countries continue to operate large-scale immunisation campaigns to protect children against polio.
In Malta, Polio vaccination is obligatory by law and it is given in combination with other vaccines in one injection as part of the National Immunization Schedule.
We can’t stop until we can ensure that all children are protected against the disease!
A €30 donation will give you an evening of live music, great food and drinks, all for a good cause.