Partnerships that save women’s lives

By John W Townsend, PhD, Chair of the Rotary Action Group for Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health According to the United Nations Population Fund, despite a nearly 50% drop in global maternal deaths in the past decade—from over 300 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births to around 150 maternal deaths per 100,000 births—there are still … More Partnerships that save women’s lives

Rotary Youth Exchange creates connections between Venezuela and the United States

By Anniela Carracedo, member of the Rotary Club of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, United States and Rotary Youth Exchange Alumna When I decided to become a Rotary Youth Exchange student, I had no idea how much it would change my life and the lives of everyone around me. In 2017, I was invited to the … More Rotary Youth Exchange creates connections between Venezuela and the United States

Develop leadership skills through Rotary Fellowship

By Rebecca Fry, Co-Founder of Rotary Fellowship of LEAD, Past President of the Social Impact Network Rotary Club “Perhaps dreaming is not so bad if one dreams good dreams and makes them come true.” – Paul Harris All projects and initiatives in Rotary start with someone’s dream for a better world. Our dream for the … More Develop leadership skills through Rotary Fellowship

Rediscover Rotary Action Groups

By Zuhal Sharp, Service and Networking Programs Senior Specialist, Rotary Service and Engagement Rotary Action Groups are undiscovered gems in the Rotary family. Many of our members have heard of them, but few are fully aware of their purpose, scope, and the opportunities they offer.    Rotary Action Groups are international, RI-recognized groups whose members … More Rediscover Rotary Action Groups

Rotary members and partners fight to end malaria

By Nyreese Castro-Espadas, MD, MPH, CPH, Area of Focus Manager-Disease Prevention & Treatment, Maternal and Child Health World Malaria Day, 25 April 2022, will be observed under the theme “Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives.” Malaria is a preventable and treatable disease, spread by infected mosquitos, that continues to have … More Rotary members and partners fight to end malaria

International partnership helps establish maternity clinic in Uganda

By Larry Hutchings, member and past president of the Rotary Club of Clayton Valley/Concord Sunrise, District 5160, California On 31 March I was at home in the San Francisco Bay Area, wishing I could be with my Rotary friends in Uganda. They were dedicating the new Pediatric wing of the Nsawo Village Maternity Clinic that … More International partnership helps establish maternity clinic in Uganda

Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?

One of your club members, a well-known local business owner and an active participant in your club’s community service projects, has been sharing inflammatory political posts on their personal social media. Community members know that this person is a vocal and active member of your club, and over the past few weeks, their social media … More Ethical dilemma discussion: What would you do?

How your projects can support mothers and children

By Nyreese Castro-Espadas, MD, MPH, CPH, Area of Focus Manager-Disease Prevention & Treatment, Maternal and Child Health Maternal and Child Health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period, and the health of children under five. According to the WHO, in developing countries, 1 in 45 women is at risk … More How your projects can support mothers and children

Ideas for supporting maternal and child health

By Christina Sweeney, Rotary Service & Engagement staff According to the United Nations, the COVID-19 pandemic has halted or in some cases reversed progress in global health. It has also shortened life expectancies. It’s more important than ever to provide quality health care and promote well-being for everyone, especially those who are most vulnerable, including … More Ideas for supporting maternal and child health

How to get involved in Rotary Friendship Exchange

By Gianna Consalvo, Rotary Service & Engagement staff Rotary Friendship Exchanges (RFEs) allow us to experience new cultures, expand our global understanding and perspectives, and immerse ourselves in unparalleled travel and service opportunities while building life-long friendships. Exchanges can be structured around cultural, service, or vocational experiences and often lead to long-term relationships between districts. … More How to get involved in Rotary Friendship Exchange