Monthly Archive:: June 2013

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Rotary International recognizes unique peace efforts at 2013 convention

As was fitting for a meeting that has been all about peace, the 2013 Rotary International Convention in Lisbon drew to a close Wednesday with RI President Sakuji Tanaka recognizing a Rotary club that has spread Rotary’s message of peace in “a very unique and effective way.” “This year I challenged every

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Gates Foundation joins with Rotary to boost polio endgame support

An announcement at the Rotary International Convention in Lisbon, Portugal, set the stage for a bold new chapter in the partnership between Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in the campaign for polio eradication. “Going forward, the Gates Foundation will match two-to-one, up to US$35 million per year, every dollar

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The Rotary world comes to Lisbon for the opening of the 2013 convention

Several centuries ago, Portuguese explorers set sail from Lisbon to explore the world over the seas. On Sunday, the world, or at least representative parts of it, came to Lisbon, as Rotarians from more than 225 countries and geographic areas gathered for the opening plenary session of the 2013 Rotary International Convention,

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Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards winners recognized

Rotaractors in Mumbai, India, most of them medical doctors, are providing vision screenings and comprehensive eye care to thousands of schoolchildren in poor neighborhoods of the city, through a series of medical camps aimed at improving the children’s performance in school. Vision Six by Six, a project of the Rotaract Club of

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Stopping polio transmission by end of 2014 realistic, says Independent Monitoring Board

The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) reports that “stopping polio transmission by the end of 2014 is a realistic prospect.” The IMB, which met 7-9 May, independently verifies progress toward the achievement of a polio-free world. In its report, the IMB commended the Global Polio Eradication Initiative for changes that have helped reduce

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Australia commits AU$80 million for polio endgame plan, cites Rotary’s role

The Australian government is providing AU$80 million over four years in support of the 2013-18 Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan. The commitment is from 2015 to 2018. The contribution follows a $50 million commitment to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) from 2011 to 2014. Australian Rotarians have been instrumental in

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