Rotary Club Kigali joins MoH efforts to fight Covid-19

On 18 April 2020 at 10:14

For 115 years, Rotary Members have been addressing challenges around the world. It started on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships, and give back to their communities. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of its members.

Rotary Connects the World. Rotarians are asked to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service - Rotary President Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-2020.

Through volunteering, our 1.2 million members make lifelong friendships that transcend political and cultural boundaries and foster global understanding and respect.

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads uncertainty and hardship around the world, Rotary members and participants are innovating, caring for those affected, and showing that even at a distance, there are ways to help. Its members have mobilized their efforts worldwide to promote proper handwashing techniques, to provide guidance on how to stay healthy, and to supply training and vital medical equipment to health care providers. They are helping health authorities communicate lifesaving information about COVID-19 and donating protective gear and other supplies to clinics and hospitals that are under strain.

Looking at the spread of COVID-19 around the world, we appreciate all measures taken by the Government of Rwanda to reduce the spread of the virus and prevent new cases. With the recent lockdown, efforts have doubled to further contain this pandemic. Necessary sanitary equipments were delivered around the Country to protect essential workers on duty and the population.

Rotary Club Kigali has been monitoring closely all recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of Rwanda to sensitise its members and take appropriate actions to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak by providing necessary assistance to our communities.

Rotary Club Kigali following its “Service above self!” motto, was prompt to join Rwandans and Friends of Rwanda in this journey for fighting the spread of the Coronavirus. In collaboration with Kipharma, Rotary Club Kigali made a donation to the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) - the Government agency which coordinates epidemic preparedness and response in the country with 960 litters of hand sanitizer and 160 handwashing portable stations. This donation is to be dispatched to hospitals and health centres in need.

“We are committed to supporting our communities in these trying times. We are ready to support the Ministry of Health in its mandate to provide the necessary care. We have been doing so through the years in our efforts to eradicate polio worldwide, in bringing medical expertise for complicated cases through various international medical missions, etc.

It was therefore natural and important that we do our part in the fight against this pandemic.” Eddy Sebera, President of Rotary Club Kigali.

Rotary Club Kigali intends to pursue actions contributing to the eradication of the Coronavirus in the coming months and urges everyone to do the same by preventing the spread and giving a helping hand to those in need. #stopCovid19 #gumamurugo

Rotary Club Kigali made a donation to the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC)
Rotary members and participants are innovating, caring for those affected, and showing that even at a distance,