We are resolved to rid the world of polio forever. We also educate and equip communities to stop other diseases and expand access to health care.
We believe good health care is everyone’s right. Yet 400 million people in the world can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care.
Disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide. That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to us. We lead efforts both large and small. We set up temporary clinics, blood donation centers, and training facilities in underserved communities struggling with outbreaks and health care access. We design and build infrastructure that allows doctors, patients, and governments to work together.
Our members combat diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and polio. Prevention is important, which is why we also focus on health education and bringing people routine hearing, vision, and dental care.
HOW ROTARY MAKES HELP HAPPEN
We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases. Rotary members have hundreds of health projects underway around the world at any given time.
Mobile phones and simple text messaging may be the keys to victory in the world’s largest public health initiative: the eradication of polio.
Learn how Pakistan’s vaccination strategy is reaching children on the move.
Read how Muslim and Christian women united to prevent dengue fever.
See how technology is bringing health care to rural Nigeria.
Our members use their extensive experience and leadership to fight Alzheimer’s disease and dementia through education and collaboration.