The president of rotary international, Shekehar Metha’s paid a visit to Ethiopia from September 7-9, 2021. During his visit, the president had discussions with the Ethiopian president Sahilework Zewde and also with the deputy prime minister Demeke Mekonen. The delegation also had a meeting with the ministry of health officials and delegation of rotary officials from the district on issues; health, water sanitation, education and literacy.
The objective of RI president’s visits was to celebrate the achievements of rotary in Ethiopia. And also recognize the effort rotary Ethiopia is taking in fighting the current pandemic in COVID 19. It’s also to be recalled that one of the most remarkable
achievements of Ethiopia, in partnership with rotary, is the total eradication of polio.
Rotary is the worldwide nonpolitical, nonreligious and not-for-profit voluntary network of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and promotes goodwill and peace in the world under its motto of “service above self”. First established in Chicago, now it’s in more than 200 countries across the globe. Rotary is one of the top ten philanthropies in the world and it has an observer status in the United Nations.
Rotary Ethiopia has contributed more than 20 million birr worth in pandemic related equipment to MOH so far and continues its support.