Posted on Jun 15, 2017
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta that Canada will contribute $100 million over three years to the Global Polio Eradication Initiatives’ Endgame Strategic Plan, which seeks to wipe polio out for good by 2020.
Canada has been a significant supporter of the fight against polio from the very beginning, having contributed over $600 million to eradication efforts since 2000.
With only three polio-endemic countries remaining in the world, and only five new cases so far in 2017, global polio eradication is closer than ever.