The Rotary Foundation awarded nearly $700 million in PolioPlus grants from 2010 to 2017. Vaccines are largely covered by other donors, so Rotary provides funds to cover the gaps.


Research into new ways to facilitate eradication $16.6 million
Surveillance for disease detection, including the Polio Laboratory Network $72.5 million

Operational support including stipends for the millions of community-based vaccinators who administer the vaccine and perform house-to-house follow-up visits $308 million
Vaccines $20.4 million

Social mobilization to raise awareness of the vaccination campaigns and the benefits of immunization $141.4 million
Technical assistance including salaries for health and immunization professionals such as field officers and cold chain managers $132 million

And we have a plan for keeping the world polio-free forever.
• Detect the last wild poliovirus in an individual or the environment. 
• Continue immunizations, surveillance, and responses to outbreaks of vaccine-derived poliovirus. 
• Begin to transition the resources that the GPEI created to support other health priorities.

• Certify the world polio-free.
• Dissolve the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
• Reduce the number of laboratories and vaccine-manufacturing facilities that store the poliovirus and ensure stringent safeguards for those that continue to handle the virus.
• Hold high-quality immunization campaigns to create a firewall of immunity in advance of the withdrawal of the oral polio vaccine.

• Stop using oral polio vaccine concurrently in all countries to eliminate the risk of vaccine-derived poliovirus and begin to immunize children using only the inactivated polio vaccine in routine immunizations. 
• Continue surveillance; after the world is polio-free, environmental surveillance will be increasingly relied on.
• Respond to outbreaks of vaccine-derived poliovirus, which could circulate for several years after ending the use of oral polio vaccine.