Rotary members lead efforts to treat and prevent diseases around the world. They fight malaria, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, polio, and other serious health problems by establishing clinics, blood donation centers, and training facilities in underserved communities. They also design and build health systems that allow doctors, patients, and governments to work together.

Clubs also focus on prevention by providing health education and bringing routine hearing, vision, and dental care to those in need.

In December, Rotary’s Disease Prevention and Treatment Month, take action to fight and prevent diseases in your community. Here are three ways to do that:
  1. Build on an existing project or conduct a community assessment to determine what’s needed in your region. To get started, take a look at the Community Assessment Tools guide or take the Conducting a Community Assessment online course.
  2. Collaborate with a Rotarian Action Group — members who share an interest in a particular service area and help other Rotarians design humanitarian projects. Of the 24 Rotarian Action Groups, 12 action groups that focus on disease prevention and treatment.
  3. Join the Disease Prevention and Treatment discussion group on My Rotary to learn from experts and exchange project ideas with fellow Rotarians.