Center for Functional Recovery





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Project Description

Region: South America

Country: Brazil

Location: Santos / SP

Total Budget: $95,755

Area of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment

The project aims at the physiotherapeutic attendance of the population of the metropolitan region of Santos, which counts with nine municipalities and a population close to 1.8 million in habitants.

Specific objectives: The MCFR is a project that focuses on the prevention and treatment of diseases. It offers access to Physiotherapeutic treatment with the purchase of the most modern physiotherapy health equipment for the poor patients with:


Cardiopulmonary diseases

Chronic degenerative diseases

Chronic spinal column problems

map of the region that will be served by the project

It is worth pointing out that, according to statistical data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), it is estimated that in the Santos base, there are 200 individuals affected by hemophilia who do not have physiotherapeutic attendance in the region in the prevention of disease-related commodities.

Cardiovascular diseases are already considered the first cause of death in the world. About 17.5 million people die from cardiovascular disease each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

In Brazil, Officials at the Ministry of Health point out that the cities of the Santos lowlands lead the death rankings for heart ischemia. Together, they have mortality rates of 94.8 cases for each 100,000 inhabitants, estimated to be a total of 1,700 individuals affected.

With the purchase of these equipment, the recovery time of patients will be much faster.

The Santos-Porto RC has budgeted this project at around US $ 95,755.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4420

Rotary Club of: Santos-Porto

Primary Contact: Ronaldo Varella

Email: ronaldovarella@supertrans.com.br

Primary International Partner

District: 5330

Rotary Club of:

Primary Contact: Chehab Elawar

Email: shabdg201415@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $19,018
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Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #47877.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





District 4420 DDF





District 5330 DDF





Remaining Amount to Raise

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Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries


by Ronaldo Varella

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Chehab Elawar

System Entry: Pledge of $100 DDF by Chehab Elawar of the Rotary Club of San Bernardino Sunset, District 5330.

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