World Polio Day

  • Tuesday, 25 October 2011
  • By Zoe Bruce
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Today marks the birth of Jonas Salk, the inventor of the Polio Vaccine. Therefore today also marks World Polio Day, whereby the Polio breakthrough came decades ago in 1955. Since this time the number of Polio diagnoses has decreased by 99% - #almostthere

Though this statistic is impressive, The Gates Foundation is keen to eradicate Polio to the point of 100%. The Gates Foundation has donated $355 million to the cause and hopes that another $200 million can be raised from people like you and me. The video above has been put together by GOOD and The Gates Foundation to inspire people to take action and contribute to the cause.

We're #almostthere, with the eradication of Polio marking the second only disease to disapear. Contribute to the cause now...

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