RI Convention in Sydney, Australia, Part 5 (Aired on August 16 & 17, 2014)

2014 RI Convention - Sydney

2014 RI Convention – Sydney

Here are five more fascinating interviews recorded by Jonah Triebwasser at the 2014 Rotary International Convention. Dr. Peter Linz, Chief International Medical Officer at Mercy Ships, tells about how their large hospital ship—6 operating rooms, 25 beds—travels from country to country in West Africa, bringing modern surgery of all kinds to people who would have no other access. Rotary International now partners with Mercy Ships and Rotary Foundation vocational training teams are among the volunteers who bring medical and dental assistance to the region. Teresa Mitchell Patterson, nutritional advisor, discusses Bowel Cancer Australia, discusses a diet that will help prevent bowel cancers (also known as colorectal cancers). Sharon Turner, from Scholastic, describes how Rotarians at the Convention are building a Wall of Books, donating books that will be given to poor and indigenous children in Australia. Rotarian Mario diGesu (Rotary Club of T or C, Truth-or-Consequences, NM) describes a school program now employed by a number of Rotary Clubs to help their communities fight methamphetamine addiction. Finally the Chair of the 2014 Sydney Convention Committee, Rotarian Mark Daniel Maloney (Decatur, AL), tells about the purpose and planning of the Convention.

Learn more:
Mercy Ships
Bowel Cancer Australia
Don’t Meth with Us Foundation
Rotary Clubs Participating in Don’t Meth with Us

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