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You Can Change the World

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This was my presentation to Utah RYLA on September 23, 2016.

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You Can Change the World

  1. 1. Together, We Can Change the World Devin D. Thorpe September 23, 2016 RYLA @devindthorpe #letsdosomegood
  2. 2. How do you want to change the world?
  3. 3. The End of Polio $- $50,000 $100,000 $150,000 $200,000 $250,000 $300,000 $350,000 $400,000 $450,000 Cases of Polio Polio Cases Worldwide 1985 2016 Source: Global Polio Eradication Initiative
  4. 4. A little about me
  5. 5. Teton Dam
  6. 6. If we can end polio, what can’t we do?
  7. 7. Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  8. 8. Three Phases of Polio Success Start Shoveling Build Momentum and Support End Game Strategy
  9. 9. 1. Start Shoveling Action matters more than attitude! @devindthorpe #letsdosomegood
  10. 10. “We didn’t believe we could do it. I didn’t believe we could do it.” Sajjan Goenka
  11. 11. Proven or Prove It
  12. 12. Proven Vaccines: Sabin and Salk
  13. 13. Design for Scale
  14. 14. Massive Global Effort
  15. 15. 2. Build Support and Momentum
  16. 16. Make and Measure Progress
  17. 17. Rotary Leads Innovative Measurement Effort
  18. 18. Create Lasting Partnerships
  19. 19. Global Polio Eradication Initiative
  20. 20. Share Credit Like You Share Work
  21. 21. “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” ― Harry S. Truman
  22. 22. End Game Strategy
  23. 23. Anticipate Opposition
  24. 24. Build Broader Support
  25. 25. GPEI Focuses on Governments
  26. 26. Amass a War Chest
  27. 27. Polio EGS: $5.5 Billion $0.00 $0.20 $0.40 $0.60 $0.80 $1.00 $1.20 First 25 Years Last 5 Years BillionsofDollarsPerYear Global Polio Eradication Initiative $ Billions Per Year
  28. 28. We Are This Close • From 400,000 cases per year to 23 cases this year, we’ve reduced polio cases by over 99.99% • 10 million cases of polio have been prevented • 2016 could be—no must be— the last year for polio
  29. 29. Three Phases of Polio Success Start Shoveling Build Momentum and Support End Game Strategy
  30. 30. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela

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