I read with interest your January 4 editorial, “It wasn’t all that bad.” However, one thing that didn’t get mentioned was a major initiative that the Uxbridge community has for many years participated in.
When the Uxbridge community supports the local Rotary Club’s Trip of The Month Club, the Christmas Home Tour, the Scrap Metal/E-Waste Day, Gala events, they are supporting the Polio Global Eradication Initiative. Uxbridge Rotary sends a portion of its fund raising to Rotary International, which collaborates with the World Health Organization and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to vaccinate millions of children around the world.
Volunteers operate in sometimes very dangerous and difficult conditions to carry out the vaccination program.
The results in 2017 – 17, the fewest wild polio cases in history! The goal is zero. Since 1988 there has been a 99.9 per cent reduction in polio cases.
Thank you to the community of Uxbridge.
For further information on this amazing initiative check out: endpolio.org
Rotary Club of Uxbridge