By the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group World Polio Day was just celebrated on October 24. It was established by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. Use of this inactivated poliovirus vaccine and subsequent widespread use of the oral poliovirus … More How can clean water help eradicate polio?
By Brian Carman, Past President of the Rotary Club of Vero Beach Sunrise, United States This project began as most Rotary projects do. I was invited to participate in a new effort by the Rotary Club of Vero Beach Sunrise to visit the Dominican Republic and learn about local efforts to improve drinking water. Three … More Changing lives through international service
By the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG) At this moment, 900 million people in the world do not have access to a source of safe water within 1 km of their home and 2.5 billion lack access to adequate sanitation. Women in developing countries walk an average of 6 km daily to … More Leap into action on World Water Day
By Rotary Service and Engagement According to the United Nations, 2.1 billion people around the world still lack access to safely managed drinking water services and 4.5 billion people lack safely managed sanitation services. Unsafe hygiene practices are widespread, effecting people’s health. More than 340,000 children under five die annually from diarrheal diseases due to poor sanitation, … More Take action to provide water and sanitation
By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Dr. Vasanth Prabhu from the Rotary Club of Central Chester County (Lionville) in the United States and Galo Alfonso Betancourt Criollo from the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa in Ecuador have been working together on humanitarian projects for over ten years. They first met at the District 4400 (Ecuador) … More Ecuador Project Fair leads to a long-term international partnership
By Rotary Service and Engagement According to the United Nations, there are still 663 million people around the world that don’t have access to clean drinking water.* When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education … More 5 ways to improve water quality and access to water
By Azka Asif, Rotary Programs Staff Clean water is a basic human right that many are often denied. There are 2.5 billion people in the world that lack access to improved sanitation and 748 million people that don’t have clean drinking water. Nearly 1400 children die each day from diseases caused by lack of sanitation … More Celebrate Rotary Water and Sanitation Month!
By Dickson Mugendi David Ntwiga, President of the Rotary Club of Meru, Kenya As we prepare to celebrate our eighth anniversary this year, the Rotary Club of Meru looks back at the journey traveled so far with enthusiasm and hope for the future. The positive impact our club has made in the Meru community (and … More Living “Service Above Self” in Kenya