A Roundup of Rotary News
How polio effort is helping battle malaria
Health workers in Pakistan go door to door administering the polio vaccine. Volunteers in Zambia perform a dramatic skit showing how malaria spreads. These efforts may seem very different, but they’re deeply connected. A global partnership has mobilized millions of workers, reached underserved populations, and gathered unprecedented amounts of health information in the fight to end polio. That work by Rotary and its partners is also proving crucial in the battle against malaria. Learn more for World Malaria Day, 25 April. And read a blog post from Eric Liswaniso, program manager for Malaria Partners Zambia, who lost his parents to malaria when he was young.
Ukraine assistance program changes lives
The Rotary Club of Dixon, Illinois, USA, has sponsored two families from Ukraine as part of a nonpartisan American initiative to support refugees. Club members have come together to help the families find places to live, enroll the children in school, and learn where to buy food and other essentials. The program is just one way Rotary members are assisting Ukrainian refugees. The Rotary Foundation has also set up a special Ukraine Response Fund. Learn more about the Dixon Club and how you can support the Disaster Response Fund.
Convention speakers envision a more peaceful world
Keynote speakers at the 2023 Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, Australia, 27-31 May, share a vision of a more sustainable, equitable world. Professionally and personally, they are transforming health care, rethinking cities, advancing the cause of peace, and working to protect our environment. Learn more about the speakers and register now.