Rotary Foundation

Club Rotary Foundation Chairman - Kevin Vickers

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The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians, to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty.



Through Foundation grants and programs, Rotarians and other contributors can help change the world. They can finance a well for a village that lacks clean water, improve the environment or provide scholarships to educate the next generation. The grants and programs available to Rotarians allow them to realise Rotary's humanitarian mission throughout the world, including its number-one goal of eradicating polio.

Large-scale vaccination rounds help rapidly boost immunity

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The Global Polio Eradication Initiative assists countries in carrying out surveillance for polio and large-scale vaccination rounds. When India was still polio-endemic, there were 640 000 vaccination booths, 2.3 million vaccinators, 200 million doses of vaccine, 6.3 million ice packs, 191 million homes visited and 172 million children immunized: all this in just one round of the national immunization days.









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