Rotary December Monthly Theme: Disease Prevention & Treatment

Rotary supports activities and training that reduce the cause and effect of disease including: 1. Improving the capacity of local health care professionals; 2. Promoting disease prevention programs, with the goal of limiting the spread of communicable diseases and reducing the incidences of and complications from non-communicable diseases; 3. Enhancing the health infrastructure of local communities; 4. Educating and mobilizing communities to help prevent the spread of major diseases; 5. Pr...
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Eliminating the Poliomylitis Virus

PolioPlus - A Rotary Foundation Project Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5. Most know it as the poliovirus which is spread from person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can attack the nervous system, and in some instances, lead to paralysis. Although there is no cure, there is a safe and effective vaccine – one which Rotary and our partners use to immunize over 2.5 billion children worldwide. Polio Plus is a R...
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Successful Rotary Family Health Days

From 3rd to 5th October, the Rotary Clubs of Knights Pendragon teamed up with the Department of Health at Klopper Park Clinic to reach out to underprivileged communities in the greater Germiston area by facilitating their access to free health services. The aim of the Rotary Family Health Day project is to facilitate the provision of health-care services to under-served families, during which interventions healthy living and disease prevention is promoted. A primary focus of the proje...
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Rotary Family Health Days: 3-5 Oct 2017

Annually the Rotary clubs of South Africa team up with NGOs, businesses and government for Rotary Family Health Days. From 3rd to 5th October 2017, the Rotary clubs of Knights Pendragon and Bedfordview will be teaming up with the Provincial Department of Health to run Rotary Family Health Days (RFHD) at the Klopper Park Clinic, Germiston. During this event, the Global Handwashing Partnership project will be in action and promoting the regular washing of hands with soap as a preventative meas...
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