Luciano Ravaglia was born on December 13, 1923, in Dovadola and died on January 26, 2017.
He was an Italian engineer and member of the Rotary Club of Forlì, D 2072, Italy.
In 1979, when the United States saw its last case of polio, Sergio Mulitsch di Palmenberg, the celebrated Rotarian from the Treviglio Club, joined the Rotary 3-H (Hunger, Health and Humanity) project and volunteered to try out a vaccination campaign which, starting from Italy, took the first doses of polio vaccine to the Philippines, a country which was then badly affected by the disease.
Which had marked the beginning of a Rotary project known as Polio2005, and later renamed PolioPlus, resulting in the vaccination of more than 6 million children in that country.
Luciano Ravaglia was famous as an engineer both in Italy and abroad for his cutting-edge city-planning and building solutions.
Luciano Ravaglia passed away at 94 years old.