Recent News

If you want to be in the know about what’s going on at Speaking Books, you’ve come to the right place. Be sure to check back regularly to get the latest news, blog, announcements & information on illiteracy, health education, and development.

October 10, 2023


October The 10th commemorates World Mental Health Day (WMHD) annually. Observing this day aims to improve knowledge, raise awareness and drive actions that promote and protect everyone’s mental health as […]
May 29, 2023

World Hypertension Day – 17 May 2023

On May 17th, we celebrate World Hypertension Day, a day dedicated to highlighting the importance of monitoring blood pressure and bringing global awareness to the 1 billion people living with […]
February 20, 2023

World Cancer Day – 4 February 2023

What is World Cancer Day? World Cancer Day is a global initiative that aims to promote awareness on cancer as a public health issue and to strengthen actions towards improving […]
October 24, 2022

World Polio Day – 24 October 2022

Delivering on a Promise When Rotary International launched its worldwide mission to eradicate Polio in 1988 there were some 350,000 cases, and 125 polio endemic countries. • By 2006: There […]
July 3, 2021

Celebrating 15 Years

Providing vital health care education to low literacy communities What started out as a World Bank funded initiative to create a unique communication tool to address at risk youth in […]
October 4, 2019

Research into the Impact of Speaking Books® on Immunization October 2019

A Speaking Book® “Vaccines Save Children’s Lives (How Vaccines Protect Your Baby)” was developed for the Gambia by the MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and […]
August 25, 2019

Recognizing the Unsung Heroes of Polio Eradication

We are so close to achieving our goal to END POLIO NOW. When Rotary first took on the global challenge of eradicating Polio there were 1000 cases a day. Now […]
June 24, 2019

Limited supplies are still available for Free distribution to at risk children

Our Speaking Book® continues to make a significant impact and help so many children diagnosed with cancer. This unique and totally free initiative, sponsored by Pfizer, endorsed by the World […]
April 8, 2019

Another Major 1st for Speaking Books®

Working closely with our client UNICEF Ethiopia, we have successfully developed a totally new 32 page Speaking Book® consisting of a Part A and Part B which extends the capability […]
March 8, 2019


Credit for launching a new approach to encouraging polio vaccinations in Pakistan can be traced half way around the world to the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island, S.C The […]