Rotary’s commitment to building healthier communities

10 Dec

Service in Action

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 works to improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in underdeveloped areas, while educating communities to help prevent the spread of diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria. Many Rotary health projects focus on ensuring medical training facilities are located where the workforce lives.

This December, Rotary Disease Treatment and Prevention Month, we’re celebrating our commitment to building healthier communities. Here are just a few examples of club service projects working to prevent and treat diseases around the world:

  • In partnership with the Gazi University Neurology Department, the Rotary Club of
    Ankara-Kizilay (Turkey)…

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