扶輪兩億美元的挑戰

Rotary’s US$200 Million Challenge



經過20年辛勤的工作, 

扶輪與其夥伴們正處於根除此一頑強疾病的邊緣, 

但是現在需要最後一次強勁的推動來讓它根除。 

而它正是一個具歷史意義的機會之窗。 

After 20 years of hard work,

Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease,

but a strong push is needed now to root it out once and for all.

It is a window of opportunity of historic proportions.


你的捐款將幫助扶輪配合一項從比爾和梅林達蓋茲基金會來的1億美元的挑戰。將導致有2億美元在開發中國家直接支援免疫注射運動,在那兒小兒麻痹症仍繼續搶奪孩童們的未來並讓艱難擺在他們的家庭的面前。

Your contribution will help Rotary match a US$100 million challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The resulting $200 million will directly support immunization campaigns in developing countries, where polio continues to rob children of their futures and compound the hardships faced by their families.

在世界上任何地方只要小兒麻痹症甚至威脅著一位孩童,則孩童將處處繼續處於險境。雖然風險是那麼高。透過您現在捐贈,你就能幫助扶輪達成一個無小兒麻痹症的世界。

As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children everywhere remain at risk. The stakes are that high. By donating now, you can help Rotary achieve a polio-free world.

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Health leaders reaffirm commitment to ending polio

Rotary International News -- 18 June 2008
Citing the dramatic decrease in type-1 polio cases in India as an indication that polio can be eradicated, Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, announced on 18 June that WHO’s top operational priority is to rid the world of polio. 
“This is the best opportunity to finish the job,” Chan said during a joint press conference at the 2008 RI Convention in Los Angeles. “We will be mobilizing within the organization to double our efforts on the ground.” 
Also answering questions from the media were WHO’s partners in the global eradication initiative: Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention; Ann Veneman, executive director of UNICEF; and Robert Scott, chair of The Rotary Foundation.