In 1996, the great African leader Nelson Mandela launched the Kick Polio Out of Africa campaign with Rotary International’s support, setting out a vision for a polio-free Africa. At the time, wild polio paralyzed 75,000 children each year.  Today, August 25, 2020, after four years without a single case of wild polio, the World Health Organization will make an announcement during a live stream from 10am to 12pm EST.