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 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?
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
The Philippines is proud to host one of Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta’s seven presidential conferences this Rotary year. The Manila Presidential Conference is open to participants from all over the world and is set to be Rotary’s largest Asia-Pacific event. This virtual experience will take place 26-28 November. … More Manila Presidential Conference to advance outcomes for the environment and the economy
By PDG Jim Louttit, Rotary Club of Toronto-Sunrise, Canada, and a member of TRF’s Community Economic Development Major Gifts Initiative Committee RI President Shekar Mehta recently stated, “If you feel the need to reignite the spark of service in yourself or your club, October – Community Economic Development Month – is a great time to … More Why support community economic development?
By Jojy Michael, member of the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG) “The time is long past when environmental sustainability can be dismissed as not Rotary’s concern. It is, and must be, everyone’s concern.” – Ian H.S. Riseley, Rotary International President, 2017-18 Riseley made that definitive declaration in 2017 while unveiling the Rotary theme … More Protecting the environment begins at home