What a start second day into the role and I attended Committee Room 10 at the Houses of Parliament. To discuss the EPN End Game strategy. Rotary has come so far in the Eradication and we need to Finish the Job
The 1980 Council of Legislation endorsed a proposal from the RI Board to “eliminate polio through immunisation” from this resulted the polio plus programme, the plus initially referred to the additional vaccines that were administered with the polio vaccine.
Today the plus reflects the idea that the infrastructure, fundraising and advocacy methods may support future battles against infectious disease We know this year so far there have been 42 cases in two countries Afghanistan and Pakistan.
However, remember where we have come from since we started in 1985 when there were hundreds of thousand cases of polio each year. We are using innovative techniques to reach more children than ever before and we must not give up the fight having got this far.
Today I sent an email to all Presidents asking them to write to their MP’s asking them to support an Early Day Motion to provide event more support. I sure the response will be positive.