Rotary Club of Portland Maine USA

3H Program

 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
 
 
 
The Portland Rotary Club’s core international project is called 3H: Hearing, Hands & H2O. Through 19 previous trips to the Dominican Republic, Portland Rotary and partners have helped give the gift of hearing to thousands of patients, provided clean water - resulting in better health for thousands, and fitted hundreds of prosthetic hands - restoring some measure of dignity to those rejected by their disability.

“It feels good to give back, and it takes so little effort to change a life,” says 3H organizer and Portland Rotarian audiologist Dr. Roger Fagan. An estimated 360 million youth and adults — more than 5 percent of people worldwide — have disabling hearing loss, according to the World Health Organization, with prevalence greatest in low- and middle-income countries.
 
We will lead another one-week humanitarian trip to the Dominican Republic in early May 2017 for 3H; not only giving the gift of hearing but also:
     •    Installing filters to provide clean water to sugar cane workers
          and their families
     •    Providing solar lights to a village with no electricity
     •    Fitting prosthetic hands made from 3-D printers
 
If your club is interested in joining this project please contact Dr. Roger Fagan at drrogerfagan@gmail.com.