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WHEREAS, in 1985 Rotary International launched Polio Plus and spearheaded the Global Polio Eradication Initiative with the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF to immunize the children of the world against polio; and

WHEREAS, polio cases have dropped by 99 percent 1988 and the world stands on the threshold of eradicating the disease; and

WHEREAS, to date, Rotary has contributed more than $1.2 billion and countless volunteer hours to the protection of more than two billion children in 122 countries; and

WHEREAS, these efforts are providing much needed operational support, medical personnel, laboratory equipment and educational materials for health workers and parents; and

WHEREAS, Rotary clubs across the Silver State have sponsored service projects to address issues such as poverty, health, hunger, illiteracy, and the eradication of polio world-wide;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  October 24, 2016 as

 POLIO AWARENESS DAY IN NEVADA

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval & Barbara Cegaske