India Celebrates Three Polio-Free Years


India, once considered the hardest place to eradicate polio celebrated three years without a case Jan 13, with official WHO certification occurring in late March and a high-level celebration planned for Feb. 11.

The third anniversary provides an opportunity to recognize the importance of India ’s achievement, highlight the power of vaccines and encourage continued political and financial support for polio eradication.

Rotary International and its partners have reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide since its first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. 

To learn more about Rotary, its international and local projects, visit a meeting of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. The club meets at 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays at the Dixie Girl restaurant. Everyone is welcome. To learn more, email Club President James Nesmith at