Beginning in 1979, an incredibly successful vaccination programme has fought this disease and it is now only endemic in two countries in the world – Afghanistan and Pakistan. However, the polio virus has been detected in the UK and USA and a concerted effort is underway to ensure that vaccination programmes are maintained and are given to children to prevent it from getting a foothold again in other countries.

Rotary Club Estoi Palace International will be holding a fundraising bike ride on Sunday 19th November. Join us to help eradicate this disease by either taking part in the cycle ride or just making a donation. All funds raised will be matched 2 to 1 The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The ride will be organszed by Activity Bike Rides, and will start from Estoi Palace Pousada at 9.30 am and will take about 2.5 to 3 hours. The ride is around 35 to 40 kms. To book a place or donate contact or or