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 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

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

Vocational Training Team (VTT) in Togo: a strong Rotary and human experience

By Lia Puggioni – Physician, Gynecologist, and Obstetrician, member of the Rotary Club Ogliastra, Italy It was Saturday, 30 March 2019. I was awaiting the arrival of my fellow travelers at Fiumicino International Airport in Italy and reflecting on this new Rotary adventure on which I was about to leave to reach the Momè Katihoe … More Vocational Training Team (VTT) in Togo: a strong Rotary and human experience

How the Pandemic Has Affected Housing and the Fabric of Home

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff During the pandemic, it is no secret that parents have faced a uniquely difficult situation – running households, coordinating at-home childcare while working or leaving the workforce, becoming teachers, and the like. Further complicating a difficult situation, most of these roles have moved to the home and are frequently … More How the Pandemic Has Affected Housing and the Fabric of Home

In Nigeria, Rotary is Saving the Lives of Mothers and Children – Here’s How

By John Townsend, Chair RMCH and Prof. Emmanuel Lufadeju, RMCH Nigeria National Coordinator A young pregnant mother, Gift, is sitting alone in a rural community in Nigeria and is concerned about the rapid swelling in her feet and increasingly frequent headaches. She is worried that something may be wrong with her pregnancy and that the … More In Nigeria, Rotary is Saving the Lives of Mothers and Children – Here’s How

Rotary supports child and maternal health 

By Service & Engagement Staff Maternal and child care is one of Rotary’s main causes. Rotary makes health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger. It is estimated that close to 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health … More Rotary supports child and maternal health 

Working with the Rotarian Action Group for Population & Development

By Zuhal Sharp, Rotary Service and Engagement staff With 13,500 worldwide members, the Rotarian Action Group for Population & Development (RFPD) has the largest membership of any action group. RFPD assists with projects addressing the intersection of unsustainable development, human suffering, and overpopulation, such as access to health services. The group also maintains information on population and development projects … More Working with the Rotarian Action Group for Population & Development