Global Poverty Project
Working with UNICEF, the World Health Organization and the Gates Foundation, the Global Poverty Project is coordinating a campaign to eradicate polio worldwide. Immunisation has been incredibly effective to reduce polio cases by 99% by 2010, and eradication of the final 1% – usually in the poorest countries – is within sight. Through public awareness, fundraising and discussions with governments, GPP’s End of Polio campaign is helping the world to achieve this goal.
The End of Polio campaign is especially important to The Rumi Foundation’s Founder, as one of his family members is a polio sufferer. The Foundation is planning a fundraising dinner in Perth, Australia for the Global Poverty Project with Cricket Australia.