The importance of community during a pandemic

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

Everything I learned about weathering COVID-19, I learned from responding to disaster with ShelterBox

By Yi Shun Lai, ShelterBox Response Team Volunteer First: Stay in place. The families we meet on deployment for ShelterBox are in deep need: Many of their homes have blown away; their villages are in disarray, and the supply chains for necessities like food and water are still down. But they are still alive after hurricanes because … More Everything I learned about weathering COVID-19, I learned from responding to disaster with ShelterBox

Tackling the opioid crisis in the United States

By Lana Rouff, member of the Rotary Club of Binghamton, United States and JoAnn Wickman, member of the Rotary Club of Cortland, United States In April 2016, opioid related deaths rose sharply throughout the United States and the aftermath left families and their communities at a loss of how to stop this horrific epidemic. Within … More Tackling the opioid crisis in the United States

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

Empowering healthcare professionals in Moldova

By Lauren Ribant, Regional Grants Officer As a Regional Grants Officer for The Rotary Foundation, my job is to review Rotary grant applications and support Rotary club members in creating sustainable humanitarian projects. I have had the pleasure of working with a number of passionate Rotarians striving to make a difference in the world. So … More Empowering healthcare professionals in Moldova

How to support those living with dementia

By Geri Parlby, member of the Rotary Club of Tavistock, England There is a great deal of confusion over what dementia is. Dementia is an umbrella term that covers a variety of different brain conditions that impair mental functioning. The most common and most well-known dementias are Alzheimer’s disease, vascular, Lewy body, and frontotemporal. 12 years … More How to support those living with dementia