This explosion was close - much closer than the others that had rattled the village on the outskirts of Homs, Syria, where Sultanah Alchehade lived with her four young children. This one hit the school next door, blasting out one of the walls of their house.
In 1905, a lawyer, a merchant tailor, a mining engineer, and a coal dealer met in downtown Chicago. Rotary's founders initially were looking for an opportunity to build relationships and promote their businesses. A hundred and twelve years later, Rotary...
The longstanding quest to eradicate polio is attracting a new injection of funds from donors around the world, as health leaders grapple with obstacles from ridding conflict areas of the virus to a shortage of vaccine.
As the world inches closer toward eradicating polio, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and service organization Rotary will spend nearly half a billion dollars in an effort to eliminate the disease over the next three years.
Wrestler John Cena's biceps are big—but his heart is even bigger. Now the WWE star wants to deliver a K.O. to something outside the ring: polio. As a Rotary polio ambassador, Cena and Microsoft magnate Bill Gates teamed up today in Atlanta to speak at the annual Rotary International convention, now in its 108th year.
An indisputable reason for the remarkable inroads against polio is the critical role Rotary International has played from the start, from initially proposing the goal to walking stride for stride with us in public health to defeat polio.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces was one of 31 donors, including the governments of Japan, Germany and Monaco, to have contributed to the $1.2 billion that is believed to be needed to end the disease.