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No polio vaccinator had ever set foot in Killi Baksho, near Pakistan's rugged northwest border with Afghanistan. Most people there have long opposed immunization, believing the polio vaccine causes infertility or AIDS.

The combination of th... Read more


For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh... Read more


Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students wit... Read more


Fewer than 1,000 dentists serve the 44 million people of Kenya, from the far reaches of the bush to Nairobi's vast Kibera slum. Dental hygiene is a rarity outside privileged urban regions.   

"In most r... Read more


On 23 February 1905, Paul P. Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram E. Shorey gathered in Loehr’s office for what would become known as the first Rotary club meeting.

Harris’s desire for camaraderie among business associates b... Read more


Apple co-founder Steve Jobs told his biographer, Walter Isaacson, that creativity is the result of spontaneous meetings and random discussions. "You run into someone, you ask what they're doing, you say 'wow,' and soon you're cooking up all sorts... Read more


The man lying facedown on the table has no business laughing. At the moment, a tool is firing ink-filled needles into his left calf, combining the concussive force of a miniature jackhammer with the power of a pneumatic drill. “... Read more