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Rotary signs Tiwa Savage as polio eradication ambassador

Tiwa-Savage

Nigerian singer/songwriter Tiwa Savage is the newest face to join Rotary’s “This Close” public awareness campaign for polio eradication. A paralysing and life altering disease, polio is on the verge of becoming the second human disease ever to be eliminated worldwide after smallpox. Savage, who has been described by CNN as Nigeria’s biggest pop star, will help Rotary achieve its goal ...

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Nigeria case informs fresh $35m Rotary polio support

Polio immunisation

$8.15 million will go toward stemming the recent outbreak in Nigeria and countries in the Lake Chad Basin region Rotary on Tuesday committed an additional $35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, bringing the humanitarian service organisation’s contribution to $105 million in 2016. The announcement follows recent reports of three new cases of wild poliovirus ...

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Rotary targets Nigeria, others under $35m polio lifeline

Polio victims

Nigeria and four other African countries are beneficiaries to a $15 million grant aimed at keeping the continent polio-free. This is part of the $35 million announced in the US on Wednesday by Rotary in grants aimed at supporting the global effort to end polio. While Nigeria will receive $5.5 million, Cameroon gets $1.6 million, Chad $2 million, Ethiopia $4.1 ...

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Rotary releases $8.1 million to end polio in Nigeria

Polio immunisation

Nigeria marks progress, having gone six months without a case of polio As Nigeria marks six months without a new case of polio, Rotary has announced $8.1 in grants to help the country in its final push to eradicate the disease within its borders. The funds will be used by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF to support polio ...

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