In a demonstration of Rotary’s global reach, your local Rotary Clubs worked with the Rotary Club of Davangere South in India to donate a Mobile Medical Van. India is estimated to have the second highest number of hemophilia cases with an estimated 80% of Indians with this serious blood disorder going undiagnosed [India Healthworld, April 2019]. The Karnataka Hemophilia Society will use this Rotary Hemophilia Van to bring diagnostic tools to remote areas.
The needs of people in Karnataka were identified and the project was managed locally in India, hosted by Vishwazith Jadhav (pictured left) of the Rotary Club of Davangere South. Funding came from the Rotary Clubs of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff, Algonquin, Skokie Valley, Barrington (Breakfast), Davangere South, an e-club in Austin, and our Districts’ Designated Funds. Happie Datt, a Past President of the Rotary Club of Lake Forest – Lake Bluff and a founding member of the Northeast Chicagoland Passport Club, worked with Jadhav in writing a Rotary Global Grant and making this van a reality. What a testament to how we accomplish more together!

Today was a monumental day for the project. Rotary International President, Shekhar Mehta and First Lady Raashi Mehta attended the inaugural event in Hosapete, Karnataka. Help us join them, Jadhav, and Datt in introducing the Rotary Hemophilia Van servicing Karnataka, India.