Prevention:  The Key To Wellness
It is important to note that 1 in 6 people worldwide cannot pay for healthcare, while 100 million people are pushed into poverty due to the cost of medical attention. That is why Disease Prevention and Treatment is one of Rotary's Six Areas of Focus. Fulfillment of the goal to treat and prevent diseases is Rotary's global effort to set up temporary clinics, blood donation centers, and training facilities in underserved communities struggling with outbreaks and health care access.
Enhancing the health infrastructure of local communities reduces the causes and effects of disease. Therefore, Rotary designs and builds infrastructure that allows doctors, patients, and governments to work together, thereby improving the capacity of local health care professionals, as well as related community service organizations, to combat diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, polio and other major diseases.
Rotary is also involved in the support of studies related to Disease Prevention and Treatment, coupled with educating and mobilizing communities to help prevent the spread of major diseases.
Stroudsburgs Rotary is proud to be among those organizations supporting Disease Prevention and Treatment in communities both locally and around the world.
December is Rotary’s Disease Prevention and Treatment Month