Give Every Child A Future
Celebrating 100 years of service to the community in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, Rotary has initiated a project to introduce 3 vaccines (rotavirus, pneumococcal and HPV) into 9 Pacific Island countries (Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu).
Partnering with UNICEF, the aim is to immunise 100,000 of the most disadvantaged children across the Pacific over the next four years and strengthen the local health systems to make this program sustainable into the future. To achieve this Rotary is aiming to raise $4.5 million towards the project over 3-4 years as well as being involved in its implementation.
Involvement in the project will be open to Rotarians across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. “After all this is the centenary of Rotary in Australasia, not just the four founding clubs,” said Rotary Project Director, James Allen. “The project will start now, although the next 12 months will be largely planning. The first vaccinations are expected to take place in the second half of 2019.”
To find out how you can get involved contact James Allen,
Rotary Club of Sydney on firstname.lastname@example.org