World Polio Day


Host An Event For World Polio Day – October 24

World Polio Day is a time for Rotarians all over the world to raise awareness about our efforts to eradicate polio for good.

Join us by hosting an event in your community. Download the Toolkit to help you start planning your event.

Not sure what to do for World Polio Day? Here are a few ideas:

  • Host a gathering for friends and club members to watch the Online Global Update.
  • Organize a fundraiser and invite guests to experience what it’s like to vaccinate children by viewing Rotary’s virtual reality film, “Two Drops of Patience.” (Download Rotary’s VR app to your Apple or Android device.)
  • Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper about the importance of ending polio. Send it to the letters or opinion page editor for consideration.
  • Share information about Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

    The Toolkit’s Resources can help you every step of the way. Don’t forget to let Rotary International know how you’re observing World Polio Day.


RSVP to your Region’s Online Global Update

World Polio Day is 24 October! Mark your calendar to tune in for Rotary International’s World Polio Day Online Global Update, streamed on Facebook in multiple time zones and languages around the world, reaching more people and raising more awareness than ever before.

This year’s program will highlight the heroes of polio eradication, with stories from polio-endemic and recently impacted areas.

Are you supporting World Polio Day in your community?

** Download World Polio Day resources at:

** Register your 2019 World Polio Day event with Rotary:

** Share this Facebook event with your network: #endpolio