July 22, 2024

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Rotary organizes “polio outside the world” campaign

Rotary organizes “polio outside the world” campaign

The oldest residents of the Kligenburg care center on Colligensplatt belong to the generation that could already be infected with polio virus in their youth. Almost everyone in the Netherlands has been vaccinated since the 1950s, which led to the ban on polio in the Netherlands. This has taken longer all over the world. In 1988, there were 350,000 cases of polio in 125 countries. “The number of polio cases today is down by 99.9 percent,” says Rotary Goes de Bevelanden. “There are two other countries that have reported cases of polio, namely Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

The infrastructure that Rotary and its partners around the world have helped build to eradicate polio is also used to treat and prevent other diseases, such as coronavirus. “Thanks to the efforts of Rotary and our partners, there are approximately 19.4 million people on the move who would otherwise have been paralyzed by polio. More than 1.5 million people have survived, although they would have died from this terrible disease if they contracted polio.”

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On Saturday, November 26, the three Rotary clubs will plant bulbs at the Clegenberg Care Center for the campaign against polio. Next spring, residents can enjoy a beautiful garden filled with yellow and red tulips.

If you want to plant bulbs in the garden, you can do so by www.endpolionowtulp.nl Order a box of tulips.

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