Changing lives for children with clubfoot through global collaborations

By Jill Olsen, Co-Chair of the RAG4Clubfoot Every child born with clubfoot deformity deserves to walk and run. This disability occurs in one in 750 live births resulting in 200,000 children annually worldwide needing treatment. To this end, our global Rotarian Action Group, RAG4Clubfoot, is dedicated to ensuring impacted children receive the University of Iowa’s … More Changing lives for children with clubfoot through global collaborations

Partner with the Health Education and Wellness Rotarian Action Group to prevent cervical cancer

By PDG Karl Diekman, Health Education and Wellness Rotarian Action Group (HEWRAG) Board of Directors and member of Rotary Club of Woodland, California, USA According to the World Health Organization, cervical cancer is a preventable disease, yet it is the most common cause of cancer in Africa in women. 34 out of 100,000 women are … More Partner with the Health Education and Wellness Rotarian Action Group to prevent cervical cancer

Work with the Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers

By PDG John Philip, Cadre Coordinator for Disease Prevention and Treatment, and member of the Rotary Club of Newbury, England One of the strengths of the Rotary Foundation is that it has a well-developed process of evaluating humanitarian service projects. As members of the Rotary family, we invest time and skills offering hope to thousands. … More Work with the Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers

6 ways to fight and prevent diseases in your community

By Rotary Service and Engagement Rotary members have played a key role in bringing the world to the brink of polio eradication. Our members have not only ended polio in 122 countries but also created a system for tackling a myriad of other health priorities, such as Ebola. Rotary clubs lead efforts both large and small … More 6 ways to fight and prevent diseases in your community

School environmental clubs pioneer sustainable community development in Tanzania

By Dr. John Philip, Chair of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors and Member of the Rotary Club of Newbury, United Kingdom The island of Ukerewe in Lake Victoria, Tanzania is only accessible by a three and half hour ferry journey from the mainland town of Mwanza. The island’s 350,000 residents are subsistence farmers and … More School environmental clubs pioneer sustainable community development in Tanzania

Mechanical cow brings needed nutrition to children in Guatemala

By Narayan Murarka, Suzanne Gibson, Mary Holcomb, and Mark Gibson, Members of the Rotary Club of Barrington Breakfast, Illinois, USA At 54%, Guatemala has the highest malnutrition index in children younger than 5 years of age and has the highest chronic malnutrition index in Latin America and the Caribbean. Malnutrition in children increases the risk … More Mechanical cow brings needed nutrition to children in Guatemala

Why the Rotarian Action Group for Multiple Sclerosis Awareness (RAGMSA) was formed

By Martin Taurins, Chair of the Rotarian Action Group for Multiple Sclerosis Awareness (RAGMSA) and member of the Rotary Club of Gisborne, Victoria, Australia When my son Jacob, a budding musician, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) at age 20, my wife Diana and I didn’t know anything about the disease. Our world changed when … More Why the Rotarian Action Group for Multiple Sclerosis Awareness (RAGMSA) was formed

Celebrating Rotary’s commitment to creating a healthier world

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff 400 million people in the world can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care resulting in misery, pain, and poverty. Which is why Rotary members are devoted to fighting and preventing diseases. From setting up temporary clinics, blood donation centers, and training facilities in underserved communities to … More Celebrating Rotary’s commitment to creating a healthier world

Gain inspiration at the Disease Prevention and Treatment Presidential Peacebuilding Conference

By Past RI Director Peter Offer, Disease Prevention and Treatment Presidential Peacebuilding Conference Host Organizing Committee Chair Dear friends, On behalf of the Disease Prevention and Treatment Presidential Peacebuilding Conference organizers, I invite you to join us in Coventry, the City of Peace and Reconciliation, the weekend of 24 February. Join the Rotary family, young … More Gain inspiration at the Disease Prevention and Treatment Presidential Peacebuilding Conference