End Polio/Malaria/Trachoma NOW projects
World Polio Day is October 24th, and is a date locked in every year by World Health Organisation. Rotary International is the only non-nationality organisation with a permanent seat on the security council of the United Nations.
End Polio Now
Rotary International, in partnership with organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, leads the global campaign to eradicate polio.
Rotary clubs worldwide, including those in Australia, actively participate in fundraising, advocacy, and vaccination efforts to eliminate polio.
The Australian government also contributes to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative through financial support and participation in immunization campaigns.
Rotary International supports programs aimed at preventing and treating malaria, primarily in countries where the disease is prevalent.
The Rotary Malaria Research Fund and the Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) Malaria Vaccine Project are examples of initiatives supported by Australian Rotary clubs.
These projects focus on providing bed nets, insecticide spraying, education, and access to treatment to reduce the incidence and impact of malaria.
Rotary International collaborates with various organizations, including governments and non-profit groups, to eliminate trachoma—a preventable and treatable eye disease that can lead to blindness.
Australian Rotary clubs have been actively involved in supporting trachoma elimination efforts both domestically and internationally.
These initiatives include promoting hygiene practices, improving access to clean water and sanitation facilities, and providing medical interventions such as surgeries and antibiotics.