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 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 2020-2021 Club President Jamie Wibbenmeyer, Rotary Club of Plymouth Foothills, California It all began in April 2020, when I, as club president-elect, attended Rotary PETs training and had the “AHAH Moment”. Watching the impact of Alzheimers on a good friend, Lacy, and her spouse, Tom, a fellow Rotarian, brought about the idea of doing a fundraising project … More Fighting Alzheimer’s with a Walk
By Sarah Paterson, Media Liaison Representative, Rotary Action Group for Family Health and AIDS Prevention, and member of the Rotary Club of Hilton and Howick, South Africa More than half of the world’s population still lack access to affordable healthcare. Take a moment to let that sink in. Chilling, isn’t it? This may be accepted … More Rotary Family Health Days Update
This December, Rotary’s Disease Prevention and Treatment Month, we are celebrating our devotion to fight diseases and create healthier communities around the world. … More Rotary’s relentless commitment to fighting diseases
By Jean-Claude Brocart, Rotary-Club Toulouse-Ovalie, District 1700, France, President of Rotary Action Group for Blood Donation (RAGBD) Did you know that each blood donation can save up to three lives? The different components of blood – red cells, plasma and platelets – can be donated to three different recipients. Rotary members in France wanted to … More Saving lives through blood drives
By Grant Hocking, Past District Governor and member of the Rotary Club of Woodend, Australia Restrictions due to COVID-19 have challenged our communities, our clubs and ourselves. As an Australian, I feel proud of our response and results in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and Rotary members can feel proud of the way we have … More Is it safe to resume in-person meetings?
By Dr. Amal El-Sisi, member of the Rotary Club ElTahrir, Egypt I am a professor of Pediatric Cardiology at the Cairo University Children’s Hospital. Since the start of pandemic, we have been struggling at the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The Cardiac ICU covers emergency medical and post-operative cases. It is also a referral hospital … More The importance of community during a pandemic