Push to end polio

Published 7:12 pm Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rocky Jacobs, a Rotary Foundation End Polio Now coordinator for the foundation’s polio-eradication program, addresses the Washington (noon) Rotary regarding efforts to eliminate polio worldwide. Since 1985, the number of polio cases has been reduced by 99 percent. Last year, 700 cases were reported worldwide, originating from only three countries. Jacobs, recipient of the Rotary International Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award, lives outside Belhaven. He is a member of the Belhaven-Pantego Rotary Club. If you have a photo that you would like to share in the Daily News, please email it along with a description to yourtake@wdnweb.com. (Submitted Photo/Trent Tetterton)