A young mother waits outside a polio vaccination clinic in Kassala Sudan for life saving drops for her child. The Polio eradication campaign in Sudan is supported by The Rotary Foundation's PolioPlus program, Rotary's partners and the generous support of Canadian Rotarians. Photo by Chris Offer
Dan Geddert of the Rotary Club of Kamloops West, BC, teaches children at the Akha Training Centre in Mae Suai, Thailand. The facility houses 300 children from 27 Akha villages. It is located in northern Thailand's "Golden Triangle," where drug trafficking and civil unrest along the Laos-Myanmar border have caused many hill tribes to flee into Thailand. The Rotary Foundation has supported the project with a Matching Grant.
RI Photo by Alyce Henson
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La Fondation Rotary a été créée en 1917 par le sixième président du Rotary International, Arch C. Klumph, comme fonds de dotation pour le Rotary pour « faire le bien dans le monde ».
May 16, 2016 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Global Affairs Canada
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced a contribution of $19.9 million toward the eradication of polio in Nigeria.
Implemented by the World Health Organization, the Sustaining Polio Eradication Through Strengthened Routine Immunization project will help immunize approximately 6.6 million girls and 6.9 million boys against polio in 11 high-risk Nigerian states. It will also train approximately 154,000 vaccinators and help protect up to 250,000 children from vaccine-preventable diseases.
In September 2015 the World Health Organization made the historic announcement that polio is no longer endemic in Nigeria and that there have been no cases reported since July 2014. Immunization activities are essential to ensure against the re-emergence of the virus.
Minister Bibeau made the announcement on the margins of the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference presents a unique opportunity to discuss and engage in dialogue on matters related to women and girls, with a specific focus on health.
The HTR (hard to reach) project in Nigeria has delivered over 90,000 doses of vitamin A supplements and over 99,000 deworming tablets to isolated communities in need of medical care as well as polio vaccinations.
Thanks to PDG Pete Smith and Nova Scotia Rotarians and a generous Cdn Medical Doctor this X-ray machine will be dismantled, boxed and shipped in the new year to a hospital in Awing or possible Bamenda or Limbe, Cameroon.