World AIDS Day is 1 December. Disease prevention and treatment is one of Rotary’s six areas of focus. The Rotarians For Family Health and AIDS Prevention, a Rotarian Action Group, was formed in 2004, and has been gathering Rotarians together to make a difference in the lives of many.

For the third year in a row, the action group will hold a huge health event in Africa in May, providing free health care services of all kinds (from HIV Testing to Polio Immunizations, tuberculosis, and malaria screening) to more than 200,000 children and families at 400 different sites in three countries. The Family Health Day takes place over three-days, led by Rotarians from 365 clubs.

Volunteers in all three countries are in need of supplies, such as malaria-treated bed nets, sanitary pad kits, and other items. In honor of World AIDS Day, learn more about how you can help by visiting the RFFHA’s website. You can contact Leonard Lanzi for help with grant support in beginning a Matching Grant or Global Grant application.

Read a blog post from the action group's founder, Marion Bunch on Rotary Voices.