It's official - The WHO Africa Region has been declared wild polio-free!


Today, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Africa Region, has officially been certified free from wild poliovirus, signifying a major milestone in the battle to eradicate the disease worldwide.

This progress is the result of a decades-long effort across the 47 countries which make up the WHO’s African region and now means that five of the six WHO regions, which represent 90% of the world’s population, will be free of wild polio.

Rotary members have played an invaluable role in the effort to rid the African region of wild polio.

By raising funds for polio eradication, advocating with world governments and national and local leaders, and raising awareness, Rotarians have contributed nearly US $890 million to conquer polio in the region.


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For the second year running, the Rotary Club of Oadby Launde, based at Glen Gorse Golf Club, have made a significant donation to improve facilities at Great Glen Library.

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Brand new solar powered well.

Zanzibar is suffering not only the collapse of their main source of income – Tourism, but also the effect that tourism has in the 1.3 million inhabitants. In recent years tourism has replaced the tradition of herb and spice growing on the islands.

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President Keith Cooper

As President for this Rotary Year I thought it might be helpful to try and answer one recurring question which pops up a bit too frequently…

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The club has a very active fund raising programme, donating around £4,000 each year to international, national and local charities through fund raising events, such as an annual Quiz Night (now in its 18th year), Christmas Tin Rattle and Bridge Drive.

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Clean Water

LOCAL ROTARIANS provide clean water and environmental support for Africa’s Spice Islands.

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Members and friends of the Rotary club of Oadby Launde enjoy Christmas Dinner followed by a 'silly' quiz organised by Rotarian Ian. Much enjoyed by all with lots of laughter.

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One of Rotary's leading commitments is to offer young people the platforms and opportunities for them to unlock their potential, develop their skills and broaden their horizons.

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Plastic free Oadby

​In November 2019, Oadby became one of over 700 communities in the UK to join the campaign run by Surfers Against Sewage, a charity in Cornwall, to create a Plastic Free Community network.

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The Rotary Club of Oadby Launde is developing their Community Programme with a range of new initiatives supplementing work from previous partnerships.

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A group for supporters of the Club who are not full members.

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