Polio: great participation in the Walk-a-thon 


Yesterday was celebrated the World Day against polio, a highly contagious disease caused by a virus, mainly affecting children under 5 years old. Last Saturday, around 99 people took part in the “End Polio Now” Walk-a-thon, an event organized by the Rotary Club of Sint Maarten Mid Isle. “The number of cases has fallen by more than 1988% since 350.000, from an estimated 125 in more than 74 endemic countries to 2015 cases notified in 2018”, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) . Bringing together Rotary International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the goal of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPI) is to eradicate the disease by XNUMX. _EH

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