Club President Clinton Howell raises the End Polio Now flag at Burlington City Hall. World Polio Day is on Sunday October24th!  In1985, Rotary International launched PolioPlus and in 1988 helped establish the Global Polio Eradication Initiative that today includes several organizations like the World Health Organization. These initiatives are working to immunize children across the globe against polio. Since 1988, polio cases have dropped by 99.9% and today the world is close to eradicating the disease.