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

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

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

Providing a healthier future for children with cleft lip and palate

By Anita Stangl, Past President of the Rotary Club of San Francisco, California, USA; Founder of Alliance for Smiles One out of every 594 newborns in the United States is affected by cleft lip and palate. That’s over 6800 children a year. Left untreated, the health and social implications for these children is devastating. I … More Providing a healthier future for children with cleft lip and palate

Creating leaders through Rotary Family Health Days

By Alicia Michael, President of Rotarians for Family Health & AIDS Prevention (RFHA) As three young ladies entered the Rotary Family Health Days camp site, I noticed their bright green school uniforms and their even brighter smiles.  I was at one of 380 sites operating for three days across Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda this … More Creating leaders through Rotary Family Health Days

Collaborative Rotarian effort brings healthcare services to thousands in India

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service Connections Staff Rotary Family Health Days (RFHD) is a signature program of Rotarians For Family Health & AIDS Prevention (RFHA). The program promotes disease prevention and treatment by implementing a massive, annual campaign in four countries in Africa that provides free health care services to thousands of people in underprivileged communities. … More Collaborative Rotarian effort brings healthcare services to thousands in India

Rotary’s commitment to building healthier communities

By Azka Asif, RI Programs staff Rotary’s commitment to creating a healthier world goes beyond the eradication of polio. Although our top priority is ending polio, Rotary members are devoted to fighting all diseases and providing services to the one in six people in the world who can’t afford to pay for health care. Rotary … More Rotary’s commitment to building healthier communities

Plan health interventions during World Immunization Week

By Ellina Kushnir, RI Programs staff One out of every five children across the world does not receive a full course of the most basic vaccines, let alone more recently developed ones. The World Health Organization estimates 1.5 million children die every year from vaccine-preventable diseases. Help strengthen health systems and healthy immunization services around … More Plan health interventions during World Immunization Week

Rotary Family Health Days showcase the power of Rotary and the impact of partnerships

By John Wahlund, Area of Focus Manager for Maternal and Child Health & Disease Prevention and Treatment The fourth annual Rotary Family Health Days (RFHDs) took place throughout sub-Saharan Africa in April 2014, providing comprehensive health care services to the most vulnerable and underserved populations in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Lesotho, and Swaziland. RFHDs … More Rotary Family Health Days showcase the power of Rotary and the impact of partnerships