As of 30 April, Rotarians have raised about $122.4 million for Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge. These contributions will help Rotary raise $200 million to match $355 million in challenge grants received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

The resulting $555 million will directly support immunization campaigns in developing countries, where polio continues to infect and paralyze children, robbing them of their futures and compounding the hardships faced by their families.

As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children everywhere remain at risk. The stakes are that high.

Polio on the decline in Nigeria, India

  • As of 20 April, Nigeria has reported two cases of polio in 2010, compared to 193 cases for the same period in 2009.

India has reported 19 polio cases compared to 32 cases -- and none in the past five weeks.