Rotary has Designated December as Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
As you know, Rotary's top priority is the eradication of polio. Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. Rotarians have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. For as little as $0.60, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life.
Now, as we are in the end game, we need your help.  Make a donation to Polio Plus. Your gift to the PolioPlus Fund is eligible for Paul Harris Society recognition. Maximize support for polio eradication within your club and your community by organizing a fundraiser. Follow the status of the polio eradication efforts at the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.  Educate your community on Rotary’s leadership role in the eradication of this dreaded disease. 
We are truly this close.
Rotarians in our district don’t limit their fight against disease to the eradication of polio. We take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease and provide treatment. Working with international partners, we have established health clinics, equipped hospitals, trained medical professionals, dispatched medical teams and built infrastructure to reach the one in six people in the world who don’t have access to health care. By providing clean water sources, sanitation facilities and education programs, we help prevent disease before it starts.
In our own communities, we help fund and staff disease screening programs, offer health education, and support our local free clinics.  Medical and dental professionals and Rotary volunteers offer their services to help those needing health care services to access them.
Some things you and your clubs can do in support of disease prevention and treatment include:
Consult with Rotary members who have medical or public health expertise.
Communicate with local and regional hospitals, clinics, universities, and ministries of health to avoid duplicating efforts and to take advantage of local resources.
Enlist community workers and health and medical volunteers to perform screenings and immunizations
Partner with successful community-based health care organizations to strengthen and expand existing services.
What better gift can you give to your community at this holiday season than the gift of health!