Disease Prevention and Treatment

The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation have identified six areas of focus for the new grant structure. These areas reflect critical humanitarian issues and needs that Rotarians are addressing worldwide. They will align Rotary with other international development efforts and will strategically further the Foundation’s mission.

Each of the six areas of focus begins with a statement of purpose, followed by a list of specific goals. The Foundation will use the goals to establish

  • Projects and activities for packaged global grants
  • Possible strategic partners for packaged global grants
  • Evaluation criteria for club- and district-developed global grants
  • A system for measuring outcome for all global grants

Statements of purpose and goals

The Rotary Foundation reduces the causes and effects of disease by:

  • Improving the capacity of local health care professionals
  • Combating the spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other major diseases
  • Enhancing the health infrastructure of local communities
  • Educating and mobilizing communities to help prevent the spread of major diseases
  • Supporting studies related to disease prevention and treatment