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- In Syria, four new wild polio virus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week. New cases in Aleppo and Douma (rural Damascus) indicate that polio is spreading within the country and reaffirm the urgent need to vaccinate all children in Syria, regardless of who controls the area where they are.
- In Kenya, the government declared polio a public health emergency on 22 November and directed the Ministry of Health to fast-track the immunization activities and to ensure the entire country is covered.
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International Toilet Day
Give a S--t!
Mark your calendars! November 19 has been designated by the United Nations as World Toilet Day.
Whaattt? There is actually a day devoted to the honor of the humble toilet? The answer is both “Yes” and “This is serious stuff.”
Looking back over the past 300 years, the greatest gains in human health and lifespan have occurred after improvements in sanitation. One estimate is that the smallpox vaccine added about 2 years to worldwide longevity, the polio vaccine added about 7 years. The flush toilet added 15 years.The polio virus is spread via human fecal material. We cannot eliminate polio in the world without universal treatment of human waste, the two are closely related.
Rotary and the Rotary Foundation know the importance of sanitation and have made Water and Sanitation one of its Six Areas of Focus. The Gates Foundation knows the importance of sanitation and has sponsored a contest to develop a self-contained toilet which does not require a community sanitation system. (The University of Toronto in Zone 24 took $40,000 and third place in this competition for their device which sanitizes waste and recovers usable resources.)
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New free Rotary Club Locator iPhone app available
You can now search for a Rotary club with RI's free iPhone app. In the Apple app store it's called the Rotary Club Locator from Rotary International. The app also will soon be offered for Android phones.
If you have questions or feedback, please let RI know by e-mailing the Contact Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For years, Rotary's commitment to Service Above Self has been channeled through the Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of club activity. To get started on a project, think broadly about how your club and its members could contribute within each avenue.
Vocational Service involves club members serving others through their professions and aspiring to high ethical standards. Rotarians, as business leaders, share skills and expertise through their vocations, and they inspire others in the process. Learn more.
Community Service is the opportunity Rotary clubs have to implement club projects and activities that improve life in the local community.
Learn more about community service and assessing your community.
International Service encompasses efforts to expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the world and to promote world understanding and peace. It includes everything from contributing to PolioPlus to helping Rotary Youth Exchange students adjust to their host countries.
Learn more about participating in World Community Service.
New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities such as RYLA, Rotaract and Interact club service projects, and creating international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange.