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

Providing access to healthcare to millions across Africa and India

By Rotarians for Family Health & AIDS Prevention (RFHA) Rotary Family Health Days is a signature program of Rotarians for Family Health & AIDS Prevention (RFHA) – A Rotarian Action Group. The Action Group’s signature program promotes healthy living and disease prevention by implementing a massive, annual campaign in Southern Africa and India that provides … More Providing access to healthcare to millions across Africa and India

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