Rotary Club of Baguio Summer Capital (RCBS) president Tolitz Villanueva said in weekly kapihan media forum that polio eradication is one of Rotary’s most significant efforts by providing support through fundraising, advocacy and volunteer recruitment.
We are close to end polio but we are not done yet, we still need funds to continue immunization and surveillance, Villanueva said as he called on everybody to help eliminate polio, a contagious viral illness that in its most severe form causes nerve injury leading to paralysis, difficulty breathing and sometimes death.
The Rotary is working with the Department of Health to heighten polio awareness and vaccination campaign in light of the reemergence of poliomyelitis in the country.
The DOH is set to conduct supplemental Oral Polio Immunization later this month to ensure protection against polio among children under 5 years old.
Aside from its support to preventing and treating diseases, the RCBSC continues its socio-civic commitment to help promote peace and resolve conflicts, provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, grow local economies and develop communities and support the environment. (JDP/JBZ- PIA CAR)
By Joseph B. Zambrano