Improving health conditions in Latvia

By Anders Svensson, member of the Rotary Club of Lindesberg, Sweden and District 2340 Rotary Foundation Chair (DRFC) and Project Leader Inese Priedniece, member of the Rotary Club of Riga, Latvia  In Latvia, Maternal and Child health is very important. The population in Latvia continues to decrease every year as a result of challenging economic conditions … More Improving health conditions in Latvia

Mechanical cow brings needed nutrition to children in Guatemala

By Narayan Murarka, Suzanne Gibson, Mary Holcomb, and Mark Gibson, Members of the Rotary Club of Barrington Breakfast, Illinois, USA At 54%, Guatemala has the highest malnutrition index in children younger than 5 years of age and has the highest chronic malnutrition index in Latin America and the Caribbean. Malnutrition in children increases the risk … More Mechanical cow brings needed nutrition to children in Guatemala

Preventing cervical cancer in Senegal through Peace Corps and Rotary

By Rotary Service  Until the 1950s, cervical cancer killed more women in the U.S. than any other type of cancer. Widespread screening, early detection, timely access to treatment, and interventions have drastically decreased the number of cervical cancer-related deaths in the United States, but the disease remains prevalent in the West African country of Senegal. … More Preventing cervical cancer in Senegal through Peace Corps and Rotary

4 ways you can save mothers and babies

By Rotary Service Staff According to the World Health Organization, 5.6 million children under age five died in 2016. More than half of those deaths were due to conditions that could have been prevented or treated by access to simple, affordable interventions. Rotary members provide education, immunizations, birth kits, and mobile health clinics. Women are … More 4 ways you can save mothers and babies

Rotary members are dedicated to maternal and child health

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff  According to the World Health Organization, nearly 830 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. 99% of maternal deaths occur in developing countries where nearly half of all mothers and newborns do not receive care during and after birth. The leading causes … More Rotary members are dedicated to maternal and child health

Rotarians impacting the lives mothers and children in Nigeria and Pakistan

By Melissa Willis, Executive Director for Rotarian Action Group for Population and Development (RFPD) The Rotarian Action Group for Population and Development (RFPD) serves as a resource for clubs and districts around the world in the area of maternal and child health. The most challenging aspect of RFPD’s work is the simple fact that this … More Rotarians impacting the lives mothers and children in Nigeria and Pakistan

Rotarians are committed to ending malaria

By Azka Asif, Rotary Programs Staff Today, World Malaria Day, is dedicated to highlighting the progress made in malaria prevention and treatment. It is also a day to commit to continued action and investment in fighting the dangerous disease. Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted through female mosquitoes. According to the … More Rotarians are committed to ending malaria

Stopping mothers from dying: a Rotarian’s quest for vocational service

By Past District Governor Dr. Himansu Basu, Rotary Foundation Cadre Technical Coordinator in Maternal and Child Health Three mothers and twenty babies die every five minutes; the majority of these deaths occur in Africa and the Indian subcontinent. I was always aware of the huge global burden of maternal and new born deaths, many of … More Stopping mothers from dying: a Rotarian’s quest for vocational service