FIGHTING DISEASES - ONE OF ROTARY'S MISSIONS

More than 100 million people are pushed into poverty each year because of medical costs. Rotarians aim to improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in underdeveloped areas.

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FIGHTING DISEASES

More than 100 million people are pushed into poverty each year because of medical costs. Rotarians aim to improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in underdeveloped areas. They educate and mobilize communities to help prevent the spread of major diseases such as polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. Many projects ensure that medical training facilities are located where the workforce lives.

Rotary's top priority is the eradication of polio, but members also take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease. They set up health camps and training facilities in undeveloped countries and in communities struggling with HIV/AIDS and malaria. 

Disease prevention and treatment takes on many forms, from supporting studies to helping immunize people to improving drinking water and the sanitation infrastructure. The world relies on Rotary to tackle these global challenges, and to set an example for others to follow.

READ NEWS ABOUT ROTARY'S EFFORTS TO FIGHT DISEASE

ROTARY FELLOWSHIPS

Rotarians with a special interest have formed themselves into Fellowships and Action Groups. There are two Fellowships with special interest in health matters.

'Doctors' and 'Fellowship of Wellness and Fitness Rotarians' (Chair: Marco Kappenberger, Samoa. kappenberger@gmail.com)  

ROTARIAN ACTION GROUPS

There are a number of Rotary Action Groups which focus on health related challenges.

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Blindness prevention
  • Blood Donation
  • Dental volunteers
  • Diabetes
  • Family Health & AIDS Prevention
  • Health Education and Wellness
  • Hearing
  • Malaria
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Polio Survivors
  • Population growth

SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE

In addition to what we do at a global level, there are also hundreds of health projects run by Rotary Districts and Clubs.

One of our Board members would like to liaise with Rotary and non-Rotary groups to share experiences.

If you are involved in a project to improve health care please contact Roger Meyer MD MPH (Portland Oregon)  

rjcmeyer9@comcast.net

DATA BASE OF ROTARY'S HEALTH PROJECTS

We would also like to compile a data base of health projects supported by Rotarians.

Please share your experience by clicking here. 

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