Foundation Fact: Week of Jan. 30, 2017
- Liberian nurse fights for peaceA nurse fights for peaceIn a nation once wracked by civil war, Liberian Rotarian Elizabeth Sele Mulbah has spent much of her life leading efforts for peace and reconciliation.A past president (2011-12) of the Rotary Club of Sinkor, Mulbah has a remarkable
- Rotaract: 50 years of changing lives50 years ago, the first Rotaract club was formed to give young adults a place to connect and take action for good. Rotaract members from each decade share what the program was like and how it shaped their
- Rotary women celebrated for changing livesWorld Bank and Rotary International celebrate International Women’s
- Nowhere to turnAs thousands of refugees streamed into Berlin, they strained the health care system. Rotarian and physician Pia Skarabis-Querfeld spent the last three years building a network of volunteer doctors to help those in
Rotary recently announced $35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, bringing the total contribution to $140 million since January 2016. Nearly half the funds will support the emergency response campaigns in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin region. Four cases of polio were detected in Nigeria in 2016, which had previously not seen a case since July 2014. While significant strides have been made against the paralyzing disease, polio remains a threat in hard to reach and underserved areas, and areas of conflict. Experts say about $1.5 billion is needed to sustain this progress and protect all children from polio.