G8 Renews commitments to Polio Eradication (All Club revheads – this is not a V8)

  • At their 8-9 July summit meeting in Japan, the G8 nations agreed to “maintain momentum towards the historical achievement of eradicating polio.”
  • Together, the G8 countries — Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States — account for more than half of all funding of the GPEI. The initiative is led by the World Health Organization, Rotary International, the U.S. Centers  Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF.
  • The G8 first placed polio eradication on its summit agenda in 2002. It has renewed its commitment to eradication at every summit since then, but not all member countries have completed their financial contributions.
  • In addition to raising funds, G8 countries work as a group to advocate broad support for ending polio. Advocacy by G8 leaders for the four remaining polio-endemic countries — Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan — is critical to ensure eradication of the disease.

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