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We believe good health care is everyone’s right. Yet 400 million people in the world can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care.

In rural portions of Nigeria, a country with only one physician for every 2,500 people, many Nigerians seeking health services have to make arduous trips. The result, of course, is that a great many people simply don’t receive care. While it would be ideal to get more doctors in remote regions, that would take years.

Local Rotarians are part of a larger effort to bring technology to bear on the problem, using telemedicine – the use of information technology to provide health care from a distance – to bring doctors to patients virtually. And thanks to a global grant from The Rotary Foundation, a team of health care professionals from Nigeria has been trained in telemedicine.

 
 

       

Team members learn the telemedicine software in Nigeria.        The team observes a demonstration of a telemedicine robot

 

 

 
 
The Rotary District 5470 International Service Committee educates and nurtures Rotarians and clubs working in the six  Areas of Focus.   It connects clubs   It builds relationships   It educates, assists, and may help finance clubs’ international project development and fulfilment efforts.
 It also inspires Rotarians like you who chose to visit international projects and see first-hand how Rotary Connects the World 

 
 
Chandigarh Midtown RC (D-3080, India) President Salil Bali completed the first phase of Global Grant Project #1746041 in July 2017 by Solar Electrification of Remote Himalayan Villages which included villages of Leh and Ladakh. This is the project the Edwards Rotary Club initiated and which was implemented jointly by the two clubs. Some funds were left over from the initial phase, and TRF gave authorization to add solar lanterns to the project. In October 2019,  these solar lanterns were distributed to 100 families of Butonbis village in Leh. Apparently the villagers loved them. 
 
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December 15th is the last day to get preregistration pricing ( otherwise known as the lowest price !! ) 

 

Rotarian's from all around the world will be gathering here in one of the United States most pristine locations to share all the good things they are doing in the their communities. There really isn't anything like it in the world! We have such a unique and wonderful opportunity to come together with those that have chosen to do amazing things both in their communities and in communities they aren't even connected with. To be inspired and to start our hearts and minds in directions that can change our world! What could be better, and to share that with the world on our own ground? Last year I went to Germany to do that and to get to do it here in the States is such the cherry on the top of it all. I know each one of you would love it and hope to get to experience it with you all! 

If you have questions or need help registering please reach out at d5470ri2020@gmail.com

December 15th is the deadline for preregistration and this is the link to register : 

 http://riconvention.org/en/honolulu/register  

 
Doug Avery finished the 50 mile ride on November 23rd in the Rotary Ride for Polio as part of the Tour de Tucson.  Beautiful day with lots of fun and camaraderie with fellow Rotarians gathering from different areas.  Here he started with a member of a Tucson club, and another from California (who also happened to be a presenter that Doug met at a Rotary Zone meeting recently in Denver!).
 
Doug also sends out a very special thank you to everyone who contributed to his ride...raising over $1,000 for Polio.  These funds will now be doubled by the Gates Foundation!

 

 
The Telluride Rotary Club had a great November orientation for new members.  We had four new members and several committee chairs on hand to discuss club projects and to determine where our new members would be most interested in contributing.  Great evening and good energy, all in a special location sponsored by Betsy Thompson at Azadi Fine Rugs.  Thank you Betsy!