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It’s World Polio Day! Help Eradicate Polio from the 3 Countries left with it in the World

It’s World Polio Day. In 1988, the Polio virus was endemic to 125 countries.
Today, only 3 countries in the world have never stopped the transmission of Polio- PakistanAfghanistan and    Nigeria. Despite the progress achieved since 1988, as long as a single child remains infected with Poliovirus, children in all countries are at risk of contracting the disease.

According to CDC Global Health, Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease. It is caused by the poliovirus. The virus spreads from person to person and can invade an infected person’s brain and spinal cord, causing paralysis, where persons cannot move parts of the body.

There is NO cure for Polio, but vaccines can protect a child for life.

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How can you help to eradicate Polio?

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Rotary International has a goal to reach every child with the Polio vaccine and are using innovative strategies to reach their goal. Find out more during their #WorldPolioDay global update at 6:30 p.m. EDT at http://www.endpolio.org.

Also, the Rotary Club of New Kingston and the New Kingston Rotaract Club from Jamaica will be hosting a luncheon during the World Polio Livestream. See information below:

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Support #WorldPolioDay and Purchase lunch (for delivery) by attending their online meeting at 1pm today using the link below:

https://zoom.us/j/771707407

Menu:
Herbed Roasted Chicken
Garlic Butter Fish Fillet
Curried Mutton
Rice and Peas
Pasta Salad
Vegetable salad
Choice of 2 meats.

World Polio Day is being observed today to generate awareness towards eradication of the terrible disease, Polio and to commemorate the efforts of volunteers committed to the eradication of polio.

Help to #EndPolio now!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Labour Day Projects are under way!

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The New Kingston Rotary Club along with the Rotaract club they sponsor, New Kingston Rotaract Club are currently painting a Pedestrian crossing on one of the busiest roads in New Kingston, Jamaica.

I am sure it will be appreciated.

Both clubs are part of the non-profit organization, Rotary International. Good work Rotarians and Rotaractors!

Happy Labour Day Suga Bears! What’s your Labour Day Project? Have a productive day, whether at home or in the streets.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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New Kingston Rotaract takes Care of Downtown’s Homeless for a Day

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Photo: @nkrcjamaica

It was like Spa Day and a Health Fair all in one for Downtown’s Homeless last Saturday at the Marie Atkins Shelter.

The homeless had their Medicals done, Teeth cleaned by the Jamaica Dental Students’ Association, Hair groomed by the Kingston Central Police Division and Kumeas Hair Perspective and Eyes tested by the Lion’s Club of Mona.

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Photos: @nkrcjamaica

The National Council for Senior Citizens signed up eligible persons for Senior Citizen IDs as well.

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Photo: @nkrcjamaica

Canned food was donated to the Shelter and Clothing and Care Packages including Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Soap etc. were distributed to the members of the Homeless Community of Downtown, Kingston.

Kudos to the New Kingston Rotaract Club for hosting a day that surely should have made an impact on the lives of many Homeless persons. Of course they couldn’t have done it all on their own. Many Organizations joined efforts for the cause.

Kudos to their Partners: Kingston Central Police Division, Jamaica Medical Doctors Association, Jamaica Dental Students’ Association, Lion’s Club of Mona, Kumeas Hair Perspective, National Council for Senior Citizens, Calabar Interact Club, St. George’s Interact Club.

Thanks and Praises to their Sponsors: National Health Fund, Optimum Trading Ltd, Food for the Poor, Jamaica Producers, Jamaica Hospital Supplies, Tanya’s Body Care, Kirk Distributors, Rotary Club of New Kingston, Federated Pharmaceuticals, Dental and Medical Supplies Ltd.

Follow The New Kingston Rotaract Club on Instagram, @nkrcjamaica and see how you can join the Club, participate or donate to their Projects. Help to Build a Better Jamaica.

One Jamaica. One Love.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Be Rotary’s Guest at Breakfast with a Purpose Tomorrow

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The Rotary Clubs of New Kingston and Portmore will be hosting a Breakfast Fundraiser tomorrow morning on World Polio Day at 7:45am. Breakfast will be at the Altamont Court Hotel.

The asking Contribution is $2500.00 and Proceeds will go towards the Fight to End Polio.

Have Breakfast with a Purpose tomorrow and Enjoy your Day!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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New Kingston Rotaract hosts ‘Maternal and Child Health’ Campaign

The New Kingston Rotaract Club recently held an Awareness Campaign for expectant mothers, nurses and it’s club members on ‘Maternal and Child Health’, which is also one of Rotary International’s six areas of focus. The Campaign was held at the University Hospital of the West Indies’ Antenatal Clinic. Professor Marvin Reid from their sponsoring Rotary Club, the Rotary Club of New Kingston, led the interactive presentation including topics such as Nutrition and the importance of breastfeeding, Immunization and Types of Contraceptives.

Good work New Kingston Rotaract Club! Education is the key to our country’s success.