Yet 400 million people in the world cannot afford it or do not have access to basic health care.
Disease leads to misery, pain and poverty for millions of people worldwide. That is why treating and preventing diseases is so important to us. We develop both large and small projects. We have set up temporary clinics, blood donation centres and training facilities in disadvantaged communities struggling with outbreaks and access to health care. We design and build infrastructure that allows doctors, patients and governments to work together.
Our members fight diseases such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and polio. Prevention is important, which is why we also focus on health education and providing routine hearing, vision and dental care. How Rotary helps
We train and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases. Rotary members are involved in hundreds of health projects around the world every day.