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29 Oct 2014 description
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Rotary continues to closely monitor the latest developments surrounding the Ebola outbreak, and work with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other partners to respond to both polio and Ebola. Fighting disease is a priority of our members, who have organized countless projects around the world aimed at educating and mobilizing communities to prevent the spread of major diseases such as polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria.

While our response to Ebola continues to evolve, much has already been accomplished:

05 Oct 2011 description
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Rotarians will help improve the delivery of vital health care services to West Africa through a new strategic partnership between The Rotary Foundation and the global charity Mercy Ships.

Through the partnership, the Foundation will offer packaged global grants for Rotary clubs and districts to assemble vocational training teams of medical professionals. These teams will perform or assist in life-changing surgeries. The Rotarian volunteers will also work to enhance the skills of local health care professionals.

20 Dec 2010 description
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By Dan Nixon

Rotary International News -- 20 December 2010

For the Rotary Club of Fishers, Indiana, USA, it wasn't difficult to decide where and how to help the global community become a better place.

"Sierra Leone is [near] the bottom of the list of needy countries," says Fishers Rotarian Thomas Branum Jr.

26 Oct 2010 description

Plus de 72 millions d'enfants vont être vaccinés dans 15 pays

Dakar/Brazzaville, 26 Octobre 2010 - Cette semaine, l'Afrique se mobilise pour saisir une opportunité sans précédent d'éliminer la polio en lançant une campagne de vaccination synchronisée dans 15 pays d'Afrique.

26 Oct 2010 description

Dakar/Brazzaville, 26 October - This week, Africa seizes an unprecedented chance to drive out polio when 15 countries across the continent launch a synchronized mass immunization campaign to reach

72 million children, capitalizing on gains made this year.

04 Mar 2010 description

85 million children to be immunized across 19 countries

Dakar/Brazzaville, 4 March 2010 - More than 85 million children under five years old will be immunized against polio in 19 countries across West and Central Africa in a massive example of cross-border cooperation aimed at stopping a year-long polio epidemic.

Nine countries in West and Central Africa - Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Sierra Leone - are considered to have active outbreaks of polio (i.e. cases within the last six months).

The campaign kicks off on March 6 in these …

28 May 2009 description


74 million children to be immunized, as outbreak spreads to Guinea

Dakar/Harare, 28 May 2009 - More than 400,000 polio vaccinators in 11 West African countries will immunize more than 74 million children over the next week in response to a spreading polio epidemic which is threatening thousands of children with life-long paralysis.

28 May 2009 description

Communiqué de presse conjoint OMS/UNICEF/Rotary International

74 millions d'enfants vont être vaccinés contre la polio, alors que l'épidémie se propage en Guinée

Dakar/Harare, 28 mai 2009 - Plus de 400.000 vaccinateurs dans 11 pays d'Afrique de l'ouest vont immuniser plus de 74 millions d'enfants au cours des prochaines semaines en réponse à la propagation de l'épidémie de poliomyélite qui menace de paralyser à vie des milliers d'enfants.

06 May 2009 description
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By Jennifer Lee Atkin

In the small border town of Jendemah, Sierra Leone, Richelieu Allison is known as "the peace hut guy."

It's a title he's earned: Months of weather delays, poor road conditions, building material shortages, and even a snake bite haven't kept Allison from constructing a peace hut for this community of 10,000.

Now the focal point of a special park, the palaver hut was built with help from the Rotary Club of Freetown, Sierra Leone, and The Rotary Foundation.