Disease prevention and treatment is one of the Rotary Foundation Areas of Focus.  And for good reason.  The health and vitality of a person, a family and a community can be seriously impaired by what in many cases is a preventable disease.  Disease prevention is really a keystone to progress in other areas as well because of the interplay with other areas of focus like Water and Sanitation and Maternal & Child Health.    
As you know, every month is dedicated to one of the major themes of our Rotary lives; this month the theme is that which RI is perhaps best known for, at least among non-Rotarians.
The eradication of polio has of course been Rotary International's s major worldwide, corporate effort since the early 1980’s.  And remarkable progress has been made.  The job is not finished however and you can rest assured that we will not, cannot, set this torch down until that job is finished.
What can you do? 
See what Rotarians are doing in Disease Prevention and Treatment
Learn more about our efforts to End Polio
Check out the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG). 
Browse Rotary Showcase for member projects helping to fight disease and see what other Rotarians and Clubs are doing. 
You’re a Rotarian.  You’re a Difference Maker!
Thank you for all you do as we go forward this year and every year as we fulfill the goal and "Serve to Change Lives. "