Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Committing Polio to History
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Committing Polio to History

Rotary's Worldwide Success in Eliminating Polio Clears the Way for New Humanitarian Initiatives in Indonesia


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Polio, Panudiana Kuhn, District Governor, cataract, thalasemia, HIV/AIDS, Karangasem, Ministry of Health, World Health Organization, eliminating polio, Sanglah, Blood Bank
Click Image to Enlarge

(11/11/2012)

Since 1985, Rotary International has been engage in a worldwide effort to eradicate polio. Due in large part to the dedicated efforts of Rotarians to deliver police vaccinations to even the most remote villages across Indonesian and around the world, a disease that once killed and maimed children in great numbers is now an increasingly rare illness.

Working together with The World Health Organization, Rotarians are working to track down the last vestiges of the disease in countries such as Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Joining this commendable community-based effort, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donated US$365 million to Rotary International in recognition of the efficacy of their efforts to make polio a disease of the past.

As the results of a program commenced in concert with Rotary in1985, polio has been eradicated in Indonesia. According to data from the Indonesian Ministry of Health, no new cases of polio have been recorded in Indonesia since 2007.

Because of this, the District Governor of Rotary District 340 that encompasses Indonesia, Panudiana Kuhn, told Bali Post that on October 28, 2012, Indonesia will be granted a “polio free” certification by an international review board during a visit to Bali.

Because of Rotary’s success in combating polio, Rotary Indonesia is now turning its attention to other social and humanitarian projects. Rotarians across Indonesia are active in post-tsunami reconstruction efforts in Aceh, clean air supplies, cataract operations, cleft palate operations, combating thalasemia and HIV/AIDS treatment.

Among the more well known projects sponsored by Rotary in Bali are the modern Blood Bank in operation at Bali’s Sanglah Hospital and a clean water project in Karangasem, East Bali. “We also distribute free eye glasses, provide cataract operations, provide libraries to schools and mobile clinics for the treatment of the island’s women,” explained Kuhn.

Worldwide, Rotary has more than 3,400 clubs and 1.2 million members spread across 534 districts.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Bali’s Better on a Bike
Denpasar, Bali to Host International Cycling Road Race November 25-27, 2017
(9/23/2016)
Reading & Writing Celebrated for 13th Year at Bali Festival
Humanity in Unity at the 2016 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival October 26-30,2016
(9/23/2016)
Averting an Explosive Ending?
30 Tons of Explosive Ammonium Nitrate Seized from Boat Sailing from Malaysia to East Bali
(9/23/2016)
Denpasar in a Jam
WAZE Declares Denpasar, Bali Traffic Among the World’s Worst
(9/23/2016)
Did Franky Commit of Hanky-Panky?
Head of Narcotics Division at Bali Police Suspended and Under Arrest on Suspicion of Misuse of Funds and Extorting Drug Suspects
(9/23/2016)
A Family of Rhinos in Bali
Celebrating World Rhino Day with a Very Special Group of Children at Bali Safari & Marine Park
(9/23/2016)
Prepare for Congestion
Traffic Alert: Expect Traffic Jams on Wednesday, September 29, 2016, Due to Online Transport Operators Mass Protests
(9/23/2016)
It’s Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas
Now’s the time to Book your Holiday Season Promotion with Bali Discovery!
(9/18/2016)
Gili Cat II Fast Ferry Disaster
Two Confirmed Dead and 33 Injured in Bali Fast Ferry Accident at Padang Bai
(9/18/2016)
The Importance of Bee-ing
Island-Wide Initiative Launched to Reverse the Declining Bee Populations in Bali and all of Indonesia
(9/18/2016)
Simple Truths, Plainly Spoken
Chairman of Bali-APINDO Suggest Bali’s Tourism Development is Badly Out of Synch
(9/18/2016)
By Design, Annually
Ayodya Resort Bali to Hold ‘Ayodya Batik Festival 2016’ October 7-9, 2016
(9/18/2016)
All [News]!