Spencer Trask Joins UNICEF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Support 5th Annual World Polio Day

Spencer Trask & Co., a privately held business and technology development firm, today announced it will again join UNICEF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a sponsor of World Polio Day on Oct. 24, 2017. This is the fifth year of the event hosted by Rotary International. World Polio Day is an opportunity for the 33,000 Rotary clubs around the world to focus on the eradication of polio. Rotary has been working on this international service project for decades with great success. A live stream of the event…

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Rotary gives $49.5 million to help eradicate polio

With just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. To recognize this historic progress, Rotary clubs worldwide will host events in conjunction with Rotary International’s fifth annual World Polio Day celebration on Oct. 24. This year, the event will be co-hosted by Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and held at the foundation’s headquarters in Seattle. The program will feature an update on the global…

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VICE Impact’s New Film Highlights Progress and Challenges of Global Issues

VICE Impact has partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on a short film called The Best of Times, Worst of Times, narrated by actress Lupita Nyong’o. The film draws upon the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals campaign, a road map to address immediate global challenges and the future of international development. The Best of Times, Worst of Times highlights the great progress made in poverty reduction over the last 25 years, and the important work that remains to be done. To support the work relevant to the SDGs,…

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