Dolphins helping people with autism

By Past District Governor Richard Clarke, member of the Rotary Club of Strathcona Sunrise-Courtenay, Canada We are accustomed to seeing some of our favorite animals such as dogs or horses providing support in therapeutic programs. Working with domesticated dolphins for therapy is uncommon and was certainly new for me when Rotary Foundation Trustee Per Hoyen, … More Dolphins helping people with autism

Rotaractors unite to support ocean conservation

By Giovanni Cappa, member of the Rotaract Club of Pavia, Italy Two Rotaract districts on two continents, Italy and Africa, joined forces to help defend the oceans. Over several months, Rotaract members from District 2050, Italy and District 9150, Africa worked with pharmaceuticals and industry professionals to collect medications and medical instruments to be brought … More Rotaractors unite to support ocean conservation

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

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

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

Rotary’s commitment to creating a healthier world

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff  Rotary members are committed to fighting and preventing diseases. In fact, 15 of our 26 Rotarian Action Groups (RAGs) are focused on disease prevention and treatment. Rotarian Action Groups help Rotary clubs and districts plan and carry out community development and humanitarian service projects. Here are a few examples … More Rotary’s commitment to creating a healthier world

Rotaract members are committed to preventing diseases

By Jessie Dunbar-Bickmore, RI Programs staff Rotaract clubs around the world are dedicated to making their communities healthier. Here are just a few examples of how Rotaract clubs are improving their communities through disease prevention and treatment projects: The Breakfast Revolution As a club of doctors and medical students, the Rotaract Club of the Caduceus in … More Rotaract members are committed to preventing diseases

Rotary continues to fight diseases and make strides in health care

By John Wahlund, Area of Focus Manager for Maternal and Child Health & Disease Prevention and Treatment This year, 2015 ushered out the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and introduced the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the period 2015-2030. Rotary International’s Area of Focus goals and policies in Disease Prevention and Treatment were a … More Rotary continues to fight diseases and make strides in health care