Applecross Rotary supports international projects organised by Rotary such as the End Polio project which has resulted in the immunisation of 2.5 billion children in 122 countries since 1979 and the number of polio cases in the world being reduced by 99.9%. Applecross Rotary also supports international projects initiated by other Rotary Clubs in Australia.

Applecross Rotary has also initiated major international projects which have been supported by other Australian Rotary clubs and by Rotary International. These projects have included dental and birthing clinics in Timor-Leste, pathology equipment and training in Sri Lanka and a hospital hygiene project in Cambodia.

Hospital Hygiene Project in Cambodia
 
 
 
In Australia, we often take sanitation and hygiene standards for granted, especially in our hospitals. However, it was discovered that at the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital (known locally as 'the Russian Hospital') in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, it's a very different situation Read More.
 
 
 
 
ShelterBox
 
 
Applecross Rotary donated funds to ShelterBox for two shelterboxes in March 2017. These were delivered to Syria in October 2017. Read More.
 
 

St Yarad School Addid Ababa Ethiopia

 

The Rotary Club of Applecross supported the project being coordinated by the Rotary Club Attadale for the construction of a building at the St Yared School in Addid Ababa, Ethiopia. This project is being managed through the ‘Hope for Children’ Australian charity which is recognised by the Ethiopian Government's Charities and Societies Agency as an international charity This school provides high quality bi-lingual education to impoverished and marginalised children in Ethiopia. Read more.

 
 
Pathology Laboratory Equipment & Training - Sri Lanka 2016 
 
Applecross Rotary Project Team Members Professor Tim Inglis, Dr Barry Mendelawitz and PDG John Kevan
 
Civil unrest in the northern region of Sri Lanka reduced the capability of the health service in the Northern Province to provide and maintain services.  One area particularly deficient was in providing modern rapid disease identification systems which could be operated by trained technicians.
 
The Rotary Club of Applecross Inc, and the Rotary Club of Colombo South submitted an application for a Global Grant project to provide Pathology Laboratory Equipment & Training in some hospitals in Sri Lanka. The project was initiated by agreement with the District Governor of D3220 (Sri Lanka) and District Governor Melodie Kevan D9465 (Western Australia).   The Project was approved by the Rotary Foundation on 5 February 2016. Read More.
 
 
Birthing Clinic Timor Leste 2014
 
Birthing Clinic external area to the left of the main entrance
 
Funding was obtained in 2014 from the Rotary Club of Applecross, a Rotary District 9465 Grant, the Rotary Club of Dili in Timor-Leste and The Cooperative Café Timor. The Clinic treats over 1000 general and maternity patients each year of the 12,000 persons in the area who use the facility. Maternity and infant mortality rates in Timor-Leste are amongst the highest in south east Asia with only 18% attended by skilled birth personnel and only 22% take place in a health facility.
 
The Birthing Clinic at the Cooperative Café Timor in the rural area of Aifu in Timor-Leste involved the renovation, extension and fitting out of a building at the Cooperative Café Timor, one of the largest rural non-government primary care providers in the country. Read More.
 
Polio Eradication
 
Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative nearly 30 years ago, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to just 37 cases in 2016. On 15 August, 2018, Rotary announced nearly $100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio.
 
Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5. Most know it as poliovirus. The virus is spread person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can attack the nervous system, and in some instances, lead to paralysis. Although there is no cure, there is a safe and effective vaccine – one which Rotary and our partners are using to immunize over 2.5 billion children worldwide. Read More.
 
 
Sustainable Vegetable Garden South Africa
The objective of this project was to establish and assist in the management of a sustainable vegetable garden in order to produce a range of vegetables sufficient to feed all children and staff at the Lily of the Valley Children's Village, Kwa-Zulu, Natal, South Africa.
 
The orphanage, Lily of the Valley, (LOV) is situated midway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg in the Province of Kwa Zulu Natal, a district known for its natural beauty and known as “The Valley of the 1000 Hills”. LOV cares for about 122 orphans who were mostly orphaned as a result of the Aids epidemic in Africa. Read More.