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Lanark Rotary Club helps fight disease worldwide

Lanark Rotary Club Polio Fundraising

Rotarians left to right David Gemmell, Jill Murie, Frank Cadell and Maggie Clark.

UPDATE FROM THE ROTARY CLUB OF LANARK

People in the UK no longer suffer from Polio. The last reported outbreak in the UK was in the late 70s. The most recent natural case of Polio was in 1984. However, the disease is still prevalent in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Around 1 in 200 cases results in permanent paralysis. Of these, 5-10% will die, usually from breathing difficulties. The case fatality rate for children is 2-5% and for adults with polio 15-30%.

Polio is preventable with effective immunisation. Rotary International has pledged to eradicate polio through its programme “End Polio Now” campaign. Supported by philanthropist Bill Gates, the world is close to its target to “Get to Zero”.

The Rotary Club of Lanark participated in a public charity collection at Morrisons Supermarket, gathering £575.37

The club wished to thank Morrisons, for providing the premises, its customers and the Rotarians who participated.