An "iron lung" is on exhibit at Taree's Centrepoint Arcade to highlight the tremendous work Rotary International has done in the past 30 years.
Rotary set out 30 years ago to eradicate polio from the world. At that time there were 365,000 new cases of wild polio every year.
Working with UNESCO and the Gates Foundation, Rotary has reduced new cases to about 50 per year which are confined to the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
And until polio is totally eliminated, newborns throughout the world will continue to be inoculated through this program.
Rotary Foundation chair and Rotary Club of Taree on Manning, Maurie Stack says Rotary is committed to raising $50 million per year for that purpose - about $1500 per Rotary club.
The Gates Foundation is marching this 2 for 1 - up to $100 million per year.
Newborns require three vaccinations to protect them from polio. So 23 million babies in India, for example, are immunised at one month, two months and four months - hence the need for up to $150 million each year.
To help raise awareness and funds Rotary has a display and posters in the front shop at the Centrepoint Arcade.
The display includes a restored "iron lung" machine. These were in common use in Australia from 1942 up to 1965 when Australia's population was vaccinated.
Until Rotary took up the cause that vaccine had never made it to developing countries.
Those wanting to donate can do so by clicking the Donate button at www.rotary.org and selecting PolioPlus.
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