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2016 Skelton/Jones Scholarship Application
Rotary District 7570 Skelton/Jones Scholarships can be used to fund one year of post-baccalaureate study at a recognized university in a country other than the USA or Canada. Applicants must be planning studies that lead to sustainable, high-impact outcomes in one of the following six areas of focus: peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, economic and community development. In addition, preference will be given to applicants planning studies at an educational institution in a country whose national language is different from that of the applicant
Major Anniversary for Polio Vaccine - Rotary International News
Sunday, 12 April, marks 60 years since the Salk polio vaccine was declared safe, effective, and potent. In that time, the number of polio cases has dropped by 99 percent worldwide. With just three countries remaining polio-endemic, we are closer than ever to eradicating this crippling disease.
 
Jonas Salk’s inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) has been (more)...
ShelterBox Wins International Award - ShelterBox Press Release
ShelterBox is used to being in the spotlight for its humanitarian work, but now it has been recognized for its business credibility in an award aimed at global corporations worldwide. Acquisition International is a UK-based magazine targeting corporate finance around the world. It has just awarded ShelterBox the title of ‘Disaster Relief Charity of the Year’ in its annual Business Excellence Awards. (more...)
Rotary’s PolioPlus Turns 30
This year marks 30 years since Rotary launched PolioPlus, its campaign to rid the world of polio. Beginning on Rotary's anniversary, February 23rd, Rotary members worldwide will be holding events to celebrate three decades of polio eradication progress.
 
Since 1985 Rotary and its partners have helped reduce the number of cases from 350,000 annually to fewer than 400 in 2014, and they... (more)
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Join a Twitter chat on membership with General Secretary John Hewko
Kick off Membership and New Club Development Month by participating in a Twitter chat with Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko on 5 August at 10:30 Chicago time (UTC-5). Get tips and resources for gaining members and becoming more involved in your club. Share your own ideas and expertise on how Rotary members can encourage their friends to join. Use #RotaryChat to participate and follow @Rotary and @JohnHewko. 
Nigeria sees no wild polio cases for one year
Today marks one year since Nigeria last reported a polio case caused by wild poliovirus, putting the country on the brink of eradicating the paralyzing disease. The last case was reported on 24 July 2014 in the northern state of Kano. If no cases are reported in the coming weeks, the World Health Organization is expected to remove Nigeria from the list of countries where polio is endemic, leaving just two: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Nigeria is the last polio-endemic country in Africa. The continent is poised to reach its own first full year without any illness from the virus on 11 August. “...
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