Luciano Ravaglia, Italian engineer, Died at 94


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.