Polio Plus

The Rotary Club of Knights Pendragon makes annual contributions to the Rotary Foundation specifically for Polio Plus. This is a Rotary International project executed in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation with the aim of eradicating the Poliomyelitis virus from the face of the earth and in so doing saving the lives and suffering of many.

For every $1 invested in Polio Plus by Rotary Internation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation invests $2 to support this project which has been running since 1985 and is nearing its successful, with endemic Polio still only to be eradicated in Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

As at October 2019, Nigeria had not experienced a wild poliomyelitis infection for almost 3 years and is about to be, together with the continent of Africa, declared polio free.