Our Main Projects

Give Every Child A Future

Three times more women die from cervical cancer in the Pacific than in Australia. In Kiribati, every year 1 in 18 children die before their fifth birthday. Many of these lives could be saved by vaccines.

In collaboration with UNICEF, the plan is to vaccinate 100,000 of the most disadvantaged children and adolescent girls across the Pacific to prevent:

  • In women, cervical cancer;

  • In children, severe diarrhoea caused by rotavirus and meningitis, blood infections and pneumonias caused by pneumococcal disease.

This project is running across the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.


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End Polio Now

Since 1988, we've seen a worldwide reduction in polio cases of 99.9%. For more than three years, we've seen wild polio cases in only two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan - and we aim to eliminate this disease off the face of our world.


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 use to immunise over 2.5 billion children worldwide.


Help us achieve this goal.

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The Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation exists to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

In its over 100 years of operation, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects across the world from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific.

  • For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio.

  • $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness.

  • $500 can launch an anti-bullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.


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Rotary Children's Health Trust

Rotary District 9940 has a partnership commitment with the Hospitals Foundation, official charity of Wellington Regional Hospital, to raise $400,000 for two Whanau Rooms in the new Wellington Regional Children's Hospital – one on each of the surgical and medical wards.
Each one will have their own play deck, an indoor play area for patients as well as a dedicated area for whanau with a kitchen, lounge, dining and sleep room for parents/ guardians who have a child in ICU. This provides vitally important support at this critical time in a child’s life. Naming recognition for Rotary will also be given for these rooms for an initial period of 7 years from the date the new Children’s Hospital is open to the public.
This exciting project will contribute to ensuring that the Children’s Hospital will meet the needs of young patients, and their whanau, during what is likely to be stressful times in their life. This will help them not just for now – but into the future as well.


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