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Rotary Club works to end polio worldwide
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The Smithville Rotary Club will join with more than 32,000 rotary clubs around the world on Oct. 23 in celebration of World Polio Day. Rotary International has been involved with other world health organizations (WHOs) for over 30 years in attempting to eradicate polio around the world. The effort has been successful in immunizing children against polio in all but two countries worldwide, but efforts must continue.Bill and Melinda Gates recognized Rotary’s passion and support for polio eradication in 2007, and entered into a partnership to eliminate polio.