Fight to end Polio

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Fight to end Polio

Post by Christopher on Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:45 pm

The British and German governments have committed a total of $280 million in new funds to fight polio, and urged additional donors and leaders of countries where polio still exists to join them in an aggressive push for eradication.

The announcement coincided with one by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that it is awarding an additional $255 million challenge grant to Rotary, which Rotary will match with $100 million raised by its members over the next three years. The money from the United Kingdom and Germany during the next five years will not count toward what has now become Rotary’s US$200 Million Challenge.

http://www.rotary.org/en/MediaAndNews/News/Pages/090121_news_britishgermanpolio2009ia.aspx

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