致贈給全人類的生日禮物

 “Birthday gift to the people of the world”

完成根除小兒痲痹等疾病計劃

the completion of the PolioPlus program


國際扶輪通訊委員會主委

Chairman, Communications Committee

RI前社長克立佛•陶德曼

PIPP Clifford L. Dochterman

2002年阿拿罕國際講習會部分講詞

第一個週年活動的規劃其實已經進行了20多年。那就是完成根除小兒痲痹等疾病計畫1985年,當根除小兒痲痹計劃獲得通過時,我們就將根除小兒痲痹等疾病計畫定位為慶祝扶輪100週年紀念,「致贈給全人類的生日禮物」。如今我們離夢想越來越近──的確,根除小兒痲痹等疾病計畫的圓滿成功,將會是扶輪百週年慶中最具歷史意義的一件事。

 

The first anniversary event has been planned for over 20 years. It is the completion of the PolioPlus program. In 1985, when our polio efforts were adopted, PolioPlus was designated to be a “birthday gift to the people of the world” to celebrate Rotary’s 100th Anniversary. We are coming closer to that dream — truly, the successful conclusion of PolioPlus will be the most historic event in Rotary’s Centennial celebration.

 

根除小兒痲痺募款活動展開

Polio eradication fundraising campaign launched

一個新的、為期一年的扶輪根除小兒痲痺募款活動已經展開。這項名為「實現我們的承諾:根除小兒痲痺」的活動,已從國際扶輪巴塞隆納年會正式起跑,募款目標為8,000美元。扶輪的3萬多個扶輪社必須在年度計劃基金捐款之外,捐獻現金或提出捐款承諾,以協務籌措根除小兒痲痺工作所短缺的27,500萬元經費。經費短缺可能使扶輪無法在2005年之前達到根除小兒痲痺的目標。

Launched at the RI Convention in Barcelona, a new, one-year Rotary campaign to raise US$80 million for polio eradication, called Fulfilling Our Promise: Eradicate Polio, is under way. Rotary's more than 30,000 clubs are being asked to provide cash and pledges above and beyond their Annual Programs Fund contributions in order to help plug the $275 million funding gap that threatens to derail Rotary's goal of eradication by 2005.

這項由前國際扶輪秘書長賀伯皮格曼(Herb Pigman)主導的活動,發起時獲得國際扶輪理事會以及扶輪基金會保管委員會一致同意通過。前社長路易斯季愛雅(Luis Vicente Giay)擔任國際根除小兒痲痺募款運動委員會的主委。皮格曼表示,雖然全球的小兒痲痺病例數自1988年後已經銳減了99%,「可是要消滅最後的1%是最昂貴的。全球的夥伴必須斥資10億美元才能夠完成。」

Former RI General Secretary Herb Pigman directs the campaign, which was launched by a unanimous decision of the RI Board of Directors and Rotary Foundation Trustees. Past President Luis Vicente Giay chairs the International Polio Eradication Fundraising Campaign Committee. Pigman said that while the number of polio cases worldwide had plummeted 99 percent since 1988, "the last 1 percent reduction is the most expensive. The global partners will need to spend a billion dollars to achieve it."

在完成根除所需的10億美元之中,承諾捐獻及預期捐獻已經有72,500萬美元。剩餘的27,500萬美元預計要來自各國政府、私人部門、以及扶輪的8,000萬美元捐款─扶輪捐款的一部份由蓋茲基金會以及世界銀行配合捐款。扶輪這筆8,000萬美元的捐款,將使得扶輪到2005年為止投入近5億美元於根除的工作。

Of the $1 billion needed to complete eradication, $725 million is pledged or projected. The remaining $275 million is expected to come from governments, the private sector, and Rotary's $80 million - part of which will be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank. Rotary's $80 million will be in addition to the nearly $500 million Rotary has already committed to eradication by 2005.

各扶輪社必須自行訂定這個新活動的募款目標,並透過捐獻、承諾捐獻(期限最3)、以及社區募款活動來達成。新的地區根除小兒痲痺募款委員會,以及將於本扶輪年度造訪各扶輪社、傳達活動訊息的 2,500位區域協調人,可提供必要協助。欲知有關這項活動的詳情,請參見國際扶輪網站(www.rotary. org)

Each Rotary club is expected to set its own fundraising goal for the new campaign and reach it through cash donations, pledges (up to three years), and community fundraisers. Assistance will be provided by new district polio eradication fundraising committees and 2,500 area coordinators who will visit every Rotary club early this Rotary year to present the campaign message. Their work is directed by 33 national or regional committees. For more information about the campaign, consult RI's Web site.

在活動期間(2002-03年度),根除小兒痲痺等疾病夥伴計劃則暫時中止。發起於1995年的根除小兒痲痺等疾病夥伴計劃,目的在讓扶輪社員得以支援全國免疫日及小兒痲痺的疫情監視工作,目前已募集超過3,300萬美元來支持80多個國家的270多個計畫,從提供迦納疫苗運送箱,到提供設備給非洲、亞洲、東歐的小兒痲痺實驗室。

For the duration of the campaign (the 2002-03 Rotary year), the PolioPlus Partners program is being suspended. Launched in 1995 to allow Rotarians to support supplemental needs of national immunization days and poliovirus surveillance, PolioPlus Partners raised more than $33 million to support more than 270 projects in more than 80 countries, ranging from providing vaccine carriers for Ghana to equipping polio laboratories in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe.

由扶輪基金會以及聯合國基金會共同發起的「根除小兒痲痺私人部門計劃」(Polio Eradication Private Sector Initiative),旨在向企業、慈善家、及基金會募集鉅額捐款,現在是由前地區總監傑克布雷恩(Jack Blane)主持,將繼續運作至2002年底為止。私人部門至今已經捐獻超過11,200萬美元。

The Polio Eradication Private Sector Initiative, a joint effort of The Rotary Foundation and the United Nations Foundation to seek major gifts from corporations, philanthropists, and foundations, now directed by Past District Governor Jack Blane, will continue operating through 2002. The private sector has contributed more than $112 million.