Rotary Weekly – February 8, 2019

Meet Pakistan’s Virus Hunter

Dr. Ujala Nayyar dreams, both figuratively and literally, about a world that is free from polio. Nayyar, the World Health Organization’s surveillance officer in Pakistan’s Punjab province, says she often imagines the outcome of her work in her sleep. In her waking life, she leads a team of health workers who crisscross Punjab to hunt down every potential incidence of poliovirus, testing sewage and investigating any reports of paralysis that might be polio.


This week’s stories
Brazil Rotarians respond to drop in polio immunization rates
Rotary clubs in Brazil mobilized to help stave off a potential polio outbreak after dangerously low vaccination rates were reported by health officials last year. More than 11 million Brazilian children were inoculated during a massive two-month vaccination campaign, reversing a trend of plummeting immunization coverage.


How to create your own Instagram story
More and more clubs are using social media to tell Rotary’s story. But with an ever-changing playing field, it can be hard to keep up. Ashley Demma, social and digital specialist for Rotary International, shares one of the more exciting new features, and spells out how to create your own Instagram story.


Applications for Peace Fellowships now available
Do you have what it takes to be a Rotary Peace Fellow? Do you know someone who does? Learn about the program and how to apply.

Help finish the restoration of Paul Harris Home
Rotary members who are working to restore the former home of Rotary founder Paul Harris have set a target date of April 2019 to return the house to the way it looked in the 1940s. Help complete the project by donating today.