Six humanitarians are being honored as People of Action: Connectors Beyond Borders during the 2019 Rotary Day at the United Nations, which focuses this year on the global refugee crisis. The number of refugees worldwide is the highest it has been since World War II. The six honorees — five Rotary members and a Rotary Peace Fellow — are all people of action who have found community-based solutions to the refugee crisis.
Steve Stirling, CEO of MAP International, is the author of the book The Crutch of Success, from Polio to Purpose, Bringing Health & Hope to the World. Stirling contracted polio as a child and was placed in an orphanage. He was later adopted by “a generous American couple who loved me and provided for me.” In his post for Rotary Voices, he explains how he learned to consider his weakness as his greatest strength.
When we talk about PolioPlus, we know we are eradicating polio, but do we realize how many added benefits the program brings? The “plus” is something else that is provided as a part of the polio eradication campaign. It might be a hand-operated tricycle or access to water. It might be additional medical treatment, bed nets, or soap. Learn how we are doing so much more than eradicating polio with our PolioPlus program.