Posted on Dec 01, 2023

Welcome to Disease Prevention and Treatment Month. Rotarians are passionate about battling diseases because we believe every human has the right to basic health care. Unfortunately, more than 400 million people lack access to or cannot afford this essential care. Rotarians and their partners have a proven track record in the fight against diseases.

Did you know that a child who lives to five doubles their chance of living to adulthood? At Rotary, we want to find the 12.5 million children who are not vaccinated and give them a chance to live beyond five!

The Rotary Foundation has allocated over $65 million in grants to combat various diseases. With our partners, we have seen a remarkable 99.9% decrease in polio cases since 1985. Polio has been eradicated in 122 countries, and our efforts extend beyond that. We've established effective systems to address a range of health priorities, including tackling Ebola.

Our impact is visible on a global scale. In Ghana, over 80 percent of the population now has access to clean water, thanks to our initiatives. Additionally, in Liberia, we've achieved a 95% reduction in new HIV infections in children over a span of two years.

While we've made significant strides, our work is far from over. Discover more about how Rotary is continuing the fight against disease and making a lasting impact.

Throughout the rest of December, we'll be showcasing how Rotary is actively combating diseases on our social media platforms. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram to stay informed!

Why living to five is so important?