Eighteen million people around the world who would have died or been paralyzed are alive and walking because of the polio eradication campaign. Health workers and volunteers supported by PolioPlus grants have built an infrastructure for delivering health care and collecting data that, in many parts of the world, didn’t exist before. It’s already being used to improve overall health care and to fight other diseases, proving that the legacy of PolioPlus is more than eradicating a deadly disease from the planet — it’s also building a stronger health system that provides better access to lifesaving interventions for the world’s most vulnerable children.
Optimistic. Dedicated. Persistent. These words describe Rotarians around the world who, through PolioPlus, have committed themselves to the fight against polio. You can honor their hard work and share their stories by nominating them for a PolioPlus Service award.
Regional or International Service Award for a Polio-Free World
It’s now easier than ever to recognize extraordinary service to polio eradication. You can review the eligibility criteria beforehand and nominate a candidate online. To review eligibility and criteria, click here.
Choose the Regional or International Service Award for a Polio-Free World depending on where your candidate worked to end polio. Honor Rotarians who’ve made outstanding contributions to our polio eradication efforts since 1 November 1992. You can nominate a candidate for either their regional or international work. Any Rotarian can nominate a candidate for PolioPlus Service award. The deadline for nominations is 1 October.
To access the survey and view the criteria, click here: Note the criteria information link is near the top of the survey. Rotarians are encouraged to focus their nominations on the candidate’s service to polio eradication above and beyond their appointed or elected roles at Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. Strengthen your nomination by describing the Rotarian’s years of service and highlighting for example their projects, participation in National Immunization Days, and leadership qualities.
If you need more information, write to PolioPlus@rotary.org.