What we're doing:

Rotary Australasia, UNICEF Aotearoa New Zealand and UNICEF Australia’s Rotary Give Every Child a Future partnership aims to immunise 100,000 children and adolescent girls in the Pacific against rotavirus, pneumonia and cervical cancer.

Rotarians in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific are raising funds to support the roll out of these vaccines in the following nine Pacific Island countries: the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

The Asian Development Bank is financing the introduction of these vaccines into four of the countries (Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu) while Rotary will fully fund the programme in the other five countries (the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue and Tokelau). This project will help strengthen the Pacific’s broader health systems and ensure the sustainable delivery of these vaccines into the future. Generations will continue to benefit from this project, making it a truly inspiring legacy. To donate to this project go to

Baby Jeffrey

Three month old baby Jeffrey was the first baby to be vaccinated in Nauru with his first dose of Pneumococcal Conjugate and Rotavirus vaccines to protect him against pneumonia and diarrhea caused by Rotavirus.

Photo credit: © UNICEF Pacific/2021/Namaduk

Why we're working together:

2021 marked the centenary of Rotary in Australasia, providing a unique opportunity to celebrate Rotary’s achievements over the last 100 years. Rotary and UNICEF have a strong history of working together and both organisations play a major role in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The Rotary Give Every Child a Future partnership builds on this success and will save lives in the Pacific.

Vaccines can be a tough moment for some children, but this little one is all smiles. In the Cook Islands, Ngaoa is receiving a pneumococcal vaccine which will protect her from pneumonia.


Giving Pacific Island children access to three new life-saving vaccines through Rotary-UNICEF partnership.