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Chris Runion and his wife, Jennifer, of Bridgewater take an oath together Monday as he is named governor of Rotary International District 7570. (Photo by Nikki Fox /DN-R)
Salute To Chris Runion
Here's an insert which ran in the Harrisonburg newspaper honoring Chris’ installation...
Vaccine switched in 'milestone' towards ending polio
More than 150 countries have begun switching to a different polio vaccine - an important milestone towards polio eradication, health campaigners say. The new vaccine will target the two remaining strains of the virus under a switchover 18 months in the planning. 
 
There were just 74 cases of the paralyzing disease in (more...)
Rotary Helps Ghana Surpass Clean Water Goals
For over 20 years, Michael Anyekase has crisscrossed Ghana drilling boreholes and installing hand pumps on wells to provide clean water. Water for drinking, washing, and flushing toilets. 
 
"There is nothing more satisfying than when fresh water comes out of the well and the children shout, 'Hey, water! Water!'" says Anyekase, who works for Water in Africa, a nongovernmental organization (NGO). (more...)
Stopping Vaccine-Derived Polioviruses – January 2016 press release from the World Health Organization
In just four months’ time, the world will embark on one of the most ambitious globally synchronized projects in the history of vaccines.
 
April 2016 will see 155 countries and territories stop using the trivalent oral polio vaccine (OPV) and switch to the bivalent version of the vaccine... (more)
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