By Rotary Service & Engagement staff Since it was first declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020 by the World Health Organization, the United Nations reports the novel coronavirus outbreak has halted or reversed progress in health around the world. 90% of countries are still reporting one or more disruptions to essential health services and … More Committing to health advancements amidst a global pandemic
By Nyreese Castro MD, MPH, CPH, Area of Focus Manager-Disease Prevention & Treatment, Maternal and Child Health As we kick off Disease Prevention and Treatment month, I can’t help but take the time to reflect on the current state of fighting disease at Rotary and how our projects support The Rotary Foundation’s goals to prevent … More Planning impactful disease prevention and treatment projects
By Rotary-USAID partnership team Are you interested to know what it takes to achieve lasting change in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)? Ever wonder how sustainability is assessed or measured? With over a decade of experience working in the field as strategic partners, Rotary and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Ghana will share … More Rotary-USAID webinar on WASH sustainability and advocacy
By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff Rotary members are part of the fight against disease everyday through our work to end polio. The past two years have shown us that it’s more important than ever to remain committed to combatting disease. So, we’ve leveraged the expertise and assets that we’ve used to combat polio to … More Fighting polio, COVID-19, and more: how are you preventing and treating disease?
By Mary Ann V. Castillejos, Vice President of Rotary Community Corps – Pasig Premier, Philippines In April 2019, months before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the Rotary Club of Pasig Premier decided to sponsor a Rotary Community Corps (RCC). Our community group had worked with the Rotary club on previous projects and were glad to form … More Rotary Community Corps: Steadfast support amidst a series of unfortunate events
By Kholiwe Mkandawire, RI Staff Through Rotary Friendship Exchanges (RFEs), we experience new cultures, expand our global understanding and perspectives, and immerse ourselves in unparalleled travel and service opportunities while building life-long friendships. The Rotary Friendship Exchange Photo Award showcases memorable exchanges around the world. The 2021-22 award theme was Embracing Diversity. Participants were asked … More Rotary Friendship Exchange Photo Award: Embracing diversity
By Geneva Gleason, Global Coordinator, Women’s Initiative for Social Entrepreneurship at Ashoka 2020-21 Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta is asking Rotary members to empower girls by prioritizing projects that improve the health, well-being, education, and economic security of girls in their communities and around the world. By partnering with Ashoka, Rotary members gain access to … More Support women empowerment by partnering with Ashoka
By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life. Access to water and sanitation is so important that the United Nations made it one of its Sustainable Development Goals. However, according to the World Health Organization, two billion people still do … More Who cares about toilets?
By Mohan Kumar K V, member of the Rotary Club of Bangalore Prime, India It was 23 March 2020. I returned from a discussion in Chandigarh, India on conducting a limb camp, a one-day event to provide free prosthetic limbs to people in need. Our first national lockdown for 21 days was declared the following … More When Rotarians dare to reach the unreached
In July, protecting the environment became one of Rotary’s areas of focus. Start or expand your environmental efforts by partnering with one of numerous Rotary Action Groups working to protect the environment. … More Taking action to support the environment