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To take their share in eradicating Polio, the Rotary Club of Dubai donated a total of 25,000USD to the Rotary Foundation towards eradicating Polio globally.

نظم نادي روتاري زحلة والبقاع نشاطا تحت عنوان " لا لشلل الأطفال" للتوعية من مخاطر هذا الفيروس الذي يصيب الاطفال بشكل خاص وذلك في مركز منتدى المقعدين زحلة وبالاشتراك مع قطيع موغلي الشجاع التابع لجمعية الكشاف اللبناني فوج زحلة رابعة. تضمن النشاط عرض فيلم وثائقي عن الفيروس وعن دور المنظمة الروتارية العالمية في مكافحته لسنوات، اعدته امينة السر كارين صباغ ، تلاه كلمة لرئيس النادي طوني ابونعوم شكر فيها الحاضرين والمنظمين ، مرحبا بالدكتور جوليان لطيف ورئيسة واعضاء منتدى المقعدين ، وقطيع موغلي الشجاع مشيدا بالدور الذي تقوم به اندية الروتاري في المنطقة الروتارية ٢٤٥٢ ومن بينها نادي روتاري زحلة والبقاع على صعيد التوعية لمكافحة هذا المرض.

بعدها تحدث الدكتور جوليان لطيف اخصائي في طب الاطفال موضحا للاطفال كيفية انتقال الفيروس والمراحل التي يمر بها المصاب وكيفية الوقاية منه وطرق العلاج المتوفرة. تلاه شهادة حياة للانسة اليان خاتشو رئيسة منتدى المقعدين التي شاركت الاطفال تجربتها كونها اصيبة بهذا الفيروس عندما كانت طفلة والصعوبات التي مرت بها، مشيرة الى انها تحدت المرض وهي اليوم انسانة عادية تقود سيارتها وتدير شركتها.

واختتم اللقاء بقطع قالب من الحلوى والتقاط الصور التذكارية.

هذا وكان قد سبق النشاط توزيع ٥٠٠٠ منشور للتوعية عن هذا الفيروس لرواد المطاعم والمقاهي في مدينة زحلة

October 25, 2019
Published in Club News

Polio Day in Bahrain

The Rotary Club of Sulmaniya organized a multi-stage polio day awareness project. It involves members' social media accounts, the Rotary Sulmaniya social media accounts, inviting a guest speaker to talk about polio during our lunch meeting and finally an awareness campaign walk in Avenues mall in Bahrain.

The timeline of the project:

  • Stage 1: The first part was to ask club members to use their social media accounts to spread awareness of Polio. Club members volunteered to upload polio flyers from Rotary International.
  • Stage 2: The second part of the campaign was the Rotary club of Sulmaniya official social media accounts uploading inspirational stories about people who were affected by Polio. Most of the stories were taken from the Rotarian Magazine and the Rotary International social media pages. Below 
  • Stage 3: On Wednesday 23rd October the Rotary club of Sulmaniya invited a guest speaker Dr. Mariam Al Hejari the Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health to update the members on the status of the polio virus in Bahrain.
  • Stage 4: Final stage of the project was an awareness campaign organized by the Rotary club of Sulmaniya members on Friday 25th of October at the Avenues Mall. Friday was chosen because its a weekend therefore, more people will be shopping at the mall and further increase exposure to the awareness campaign. Members were walking in Avenues mall passing out flyers that had information on the Polio virus

Visit our social media pages to find more information on our inspirational stories of people affected by polio, and our members spreading awareness.

Facebook page: @Rotaryofsulmaniya (https://www.facebook.com/rotaryofsulmaniya/)

Instagram: @rotarysulmaniya

October 12, 2019
Published in Club News

Dive for a Polio-Free World

DIVE for a POLIO-FREE WORLD initiated by Rotary Club of Saida, is a Tribute to Rotary International efforts to END POLIO in the world.

The RC Saida project began by an official launching ceremony of the event (Unveiling ceremony of a memorial plaque) on Saturday 12th October 2019, followed by the immersion of 2 buses branded with Rotary International, End Polio Now and Rotary Club of Saida logos at 28 meter deep in Sidon Marine's Park, Saida - South Lebanon on Tuesday 15th October 2019. That came along with an awareness campaign on the importance of Vaccination of the children against Polio which started on the buses and continued at Saida Stadium for the whole month of October in the presence of the media, official members, distinguished stakeholders and guests.

This project aims

  1. to raise awareness about the importance of the immunization of the children of the world against polio and to honor the Global Polio Eradication Initiative which today includes along with Rotary International, the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  2. On the other hand, the immersed buses will help to develop an artificial reef in Saida and create a safe haven for the all sort of fish for a better marine environment
  3. As well as to promote tourism and leisure underwater activities (Scuba diving, snorkeling, boating etc.)

Special thanks to our partners and sponsors: HE Khalil Zantout, Lebanese transportation Company, Saida Municipality, Sidon Diving Academy, Khoury Contracting Company, Association of Friends of Saida Zireh and Sea, Framedia, Moments for production, Al Yasmina, Ghabboura for curtains.

The event was covered by local media (click here)

 

 

October 24, 2019
Published in Club News

Merci Rotary... Polio Daddi

Meet Melanie... from Rotary Club of Metn Lebanon District 2452. "Merci Rotary, Polio BAH, daddi POLIO"   Translation: Thank You Rotary for Working on Eradicating Polio, I am gonna Hit you Polio!  No child should have to suffer from this vaccine-preventable disease. Help us make an impact on World Polio Day.  We CAN #endpolio globally

October 24, 2019
Published in Club News

World Polio Day in Yerevan

On 24 October, World Polio Day,  Rotary Club of Yerevan Panarmenian organized flash mob “Kochari”(Քոչարի) in the city center of Yerevan, Northern Avenue. Northern Avenue is the most popular avenue in the Yerevan, where all Armenians and tourists like walking and enjoying their evenings.  Kochari is worldwide popular Armenian dance, all Armenian know to dance it. :)The aim  of this event was to raise  public awareness of the poliomyelitis.  During the event, people (adults, young people, young parents and etc) approached us by asking the questions "what is poliomyelitis ?, which kind of treatments do the children need ?,  does  poliomyelitis still exist in the World? and etc.We are glad to highlight that our event could raise public awareness among people, included young people who haven't known about the the poliomyelitis and  help them to think about it.

 

On Monday August 19, Rotary Club Beirut Cosmopolitan (RCBC) was proud to have its first handover of RY 2019-2020.  This Global Grant project (GG1874037) was initiated and led by PP Edouard Rassie in response to the need of the hospital for equipment used for palliative care to alleviate the suffering of terminally ill patients. The completion of this GG took slightly over one year and it would not have been possible without our local and international partners.

Guests were welcomed warmly by Sister Juliana Chamoun (Project Coordinator), Souer Dolly Aoun (Director of the Hospital) and Souer Lara el Hajj and of course the smiles of the patients which were most heartwarming. RCBC as the host club was represented by P Adib Mounla, PP Tony Asfour and Mary, PP Mounir Jabre and Rimane, IPP Mona Jarudi and PP Subhi Jarudi, PP Edouard Rassie and Rita, PP Joe Boulos, PP Mimi Hamam and PP May Khoury.

Many thanks go to our international partner RC LA Cedars who were ably represented by P Mark Soufi, PP Ferris Wehbe and his wife Debbie and PP Wissam Takieddine. Thanks go to our local partners RC Metn represented by P Najah Elias, PP Kamal Katra and PP Michael Saneh and to RC Cedars P Antoine Keldany whose club has always been a great supporter of our projects.

Souer Lara el Hajj gave the audience an overview about the Hospital of the Providence. 96 patients were admitted since 2016 with an average age of 73 years (ages range from 47 to 97). Most patients hail from Lebanon but some are received from Palestine and Jordan. The average length of the stay in the hospital is 78 days. The patients come suffering from a range of diseases and with no financial means to have a dignified last few days in their lives, pain free. The hospital relies totally on donations,and RCBC is very proud to add this humanitarian project to a chain of other projects in Mission de Vie and the community at large.

The hospital received equipment valued at 52,950$ and comprised of: Autoclave, Syringe Pump, Bed and Antisore Air Mattress, Respirator, machine for aspiration of Bronchial Secretions and a Cardiovascular Monitor.

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