The articles below are about International projects undertaken by The Rotary Club of Turramurra
A Rotary program... 1985: 350,000 cases annually
2013: 406 cases, worldwide
At the time that Rotary formalised its eradication efforts by creating the PolioPlus program in 1985, polio was killing or paralysing more than 1,000 children per day.
Hamamas Meri* (‘Days for Girls’)
*Hamamas Meri = Happy Woman (Pidgin)
To ensure the women and girls of the Admiralty Island group, including Manus Island, don’t have to miss days of school or work every month.
To provide hygiene education and pre prepared sustainable hygiene kits for the local women to sew together.
Sierra Leone in West Africa, has suffered many years of civil war and political instability leaving this small but densely populated country in a destitute state with frightening child mortality and virtually no health care in rural areas.
One in six infants die at birth and 282 children per thousand die under five years of age. Life expectancy is 34 years and one in six women die in childbirth. The main killers are Malaria, Diarrheal disaeses, Respiratory disease, Malnutrition.
The Rotary Road to Gampong Anak
The tsunami of December 26th 2004 was the most catastrophic natural disaster of our lifetime. The epicentre of the earthquake was 100 Km offshore from Aceh which suffered the worst damage and greatest loss of life.
The Rotary Club of Turramurra, like many other Rotary Clubs and individuals world wide, desperately wanted to help the survivors. Then President Henk Landstra asked PP Ian Howden to form a committee and establish what Turramurra club could do. There were no guidelines or limitations for the committee, just use the Rotary network and do what you can.