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

Preserving the Magic of our Natural Habitat

By Karen Kendrick-Hands, Co-Chair of the Going Green Fellowship Group, Rotary Club of Madison, WI, USA Wishing on a shooting star, prodding a caterpillar to unzip its feet, picking ripe berries without getting scratched, throwing pine needles on the campfire and watching them spark, and catching (and releasing) slippery bass: all this magic I share … More Preserving the Magic of our Natural Habitat

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

20-year maternal health partnership started with a conversation over coffee

By Jesse Allerton, Rotary Programs staff Nigeria has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world: women there have a 1 in 23 lifetime risk of dying in childbirth. In 2010, a five-year Rotary pilot project concluded in the rural northern states of Kaduna and Kano Nigeria. Led by the Rotarian Action … More 20-year maternal health partnership started with a conversation over coffee

Brazilian Rotary clubs provide lifesaving services for newborn babies

By John Wahlund, Area of Focus Manager for Maternal and Child Health & Disease Prevention and Treatment I asked the mother what the child’s name was and she answered “Felipe”. I told her one of my best friends was Brazilian and his name was Felipe. She gave me an enormous hug and kiss on the … More Brazilian Rotary clubs provide lifesaving services for newborn babies