Road traffic accidents - how many more people need to die?
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in developing nations will soon exceed the combined deaths of AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. Beyond the deaths are the badly injured and permanently disabled which number at least as many as the deaths. Most of the victims are heads of households and this throws the entire family into poverty, often permanent.’ says, Wend Schaefer an Orthopaedic Surgeon, who is also a member of the Fellowship’s Board. He should know because he has worked in developing countries for many years!
How many more people need to die before we act to reduce the burden of trauma from road traffic accidents?
‘The burden of trauma’ – a presentation by Dr Tito Beyez, Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon in Uganda
"The Toronto Convention offered us the opportunity to demonstrate that we are a strong organisation with a massive pool of expertise, energy and good will.
"Given the right opportunities, we can and we must do much more to help those in need as well as play a role in shaping sustainable and high quality health care." John Philip, Chairman, Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors.
A Good cause for good care
GOOD CAUSE FOR GOOD CARE is our first Vocational Service project to help members address some of the complex issues around End of Life Care. Don't miss this opportunity to help yourself, your family and fellow Rotarians. Click the link below for more details and to access the 'Five Wishes Form'.
‘I had a dream of building an Orthopaedic Hospital in East Africa’
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Many of us involved in projects in developing countries would have come across the problem of water shortage. The situations may vary from draught leading to death and destruction to unreliable and inadequate supply of water. In some situations, conservation – especially of rain water – may offer at least partial solution.
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