Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the death of Bill Sergeant
NEW YORK, 26 February 2011 -
"It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Bill Sergeant, a great friend of UNICEF and children everywhere. As Chair of Rotary International PolioPlus Committee, he helped to lead the global fight to eradicate polio. Thanks to his tireless commitment and dedication, thousands of children can run and play today who might otherwise have died or been paralyzed. Because of his immense contributions, we are close to defeating this evil disease -- and in his memory, we must continue the fight until we eradicate polio everywhere."