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December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

Rotary's top priority is the eradication of polio, but our members take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease. They set up health camps and training facilities in undeveloped countries and in communities struggling with HIV/AIDS and malaria. They also design and build the infrastructure for doctors, nurses, governments, and partners to reach the one in six people in the world, who cannot afford to pay for healthcare.

We believe good health care is everyone’s right. Yet 400 million people in the world cannot afford or do not have access to basic health care.

Disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide. That is why treating and preventing disease is so important to us. We lead efforts both large and small. We set up temporary clinics, blood donation centers, and training facilities in underserved communities struggling with outbreaks and health care access. We design and build infrastructure that allows doctors, patients, and governments to work together.

Our members combat diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and polio. Prevention is important. That is why we also focus on health education and bringing people routine hearing, vision, and dental care.

According to to WorldAtlas, the top 10 leading causes of death in Thailand are:

From Luma Health:

Common diseases found in Thailand are malaria, dengue, Japanese encephalitis, leptospirosis, soil-transmitted worm diseases, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, HIV, STDs, and tuberculosis.


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