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2011-07-28 00:01:02

(PRWEB) July 27, 2011 The United Nations Foundation today welcomed Romania's announcement that it was joining the Global Polio Eradication Initiative with its first grant that will provide polio vaccinations for 40,000 children. Romania is the 20th European Union Member State to sponsor a grant toward the Initiative, and the United Kingdom will match one-fifth of the gift, reaching an additional 8,000 children. "We congratulate Romania on its commitment to helping achieve a polio-free...

2011-06-29 10:50:00

Banerjee will target polio eradication as his top priority EVANSTON, Ill., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kalyan Banerjee, a businessman from Gujarat, India, takes office July 1 as president of Rotary International, www.rotary.org - one of the largest humanitarian service organizations in the world. During his tenure as president until June 30, 2012, Banerjee will lead a global network of 1.2 million business and professional leaders from more than 200 countries and...

2011-05-12 08:00:00

Rotary brings the world to New Orleans NEW ORLEANS, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A city already famous for its internationality and color will receive an added splash of both May 21-25, when more than 19,000 Rotary club members from over 160 countries arrive in New Orleans for the humanitarian service organization's annual convention. Often described as a "mini-United Nations" because of its global scope and cultural diversity, the always colorful Rotary convention is expected...

2011-03-04 09:57:00

Violin virtuoso who survived polio as a child will perform in special benefit concert to fight the disease EVANSTON, Ill., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International, violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman and guest conductor James DePreist join members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to present the Concert to End Polio to benefit the global effort to eradicate this disabling childhood disease. WHEN: The Concert to End Polio will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 7....

2011-02-23 07:30:00

LYON, France and SWIFTWATER, Pa., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), today will participate in the first international bell-ringing event by a company listed on NYSE Euronext. The events will acknowledge past successes and future challenges in the battle to eradicate polio at the stock exchanges in New York, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Lisbon. "Sanofi Pasteur stands shoulder to shoulder with...

2011-02-21 09:44:00

Rotary joins Sanofi Pasteur at NYSE and exchanges in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Portugal to hail progress in a global effort to eradicate a crippling disease EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International will join vaccine-producer Sanofi Pasteur to ring the trading bells at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and four financial markets in Europe on Feb. 23, to draw international attention to Rotary's ongoing effort to eradicate the crippling...

2011-02-17 09:49:00

From Italy's Trevi Fountain to the New York Stock Exchange, world landmarks will carry Rotary's End Polio Now pledge the week of Feb. 23 EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What do Italy's Trevi Fountain, India's Charminar monument, and the New York Stock Exchange building have in common? Each of these iconic landmarks will provide a dramatic backdrop for an equally dramatic message: End Polio Now. Those three words - representing Rotary's pledge to rid the world of...

2011-01-31 10:06:00

Bill Gates leads list of international public figures 'This Close' to ending polio EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After more than 25 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are now "This Close" to eradicating polio, and a wide array of public figures and celebrities have signed on to help Rotary spread the word. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110131/DC39086 ) Headlined by Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates, this diverse lineup of...

2011-01-31 07:00:00

Speaking at Historic Roosevelt House, Gates Outlines Why the World Should Prioritize Vaccines and the Eradication of Polio NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, argues the case for polio eradication and expanded childhood immunization in his third annual letter released today. The letter, a personal account of his priorities, also calls on governments to invest in foreign aid, even in the face of a tough...

2011-01-28 11:29:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get content from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=edb04e54-24b1-41bc-b1f7-aac03a4e0b31&lr=ls British Prime Minister David Cameron said today that the United Kingdom would double its current contribution to polio eradication. Mr. Cameron called on other donors to back the Global Polio Eradication Initiative as he announced the UK's commitment that will see an extra 45 million...


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