Rotarians taking action to improve maternal and child health

By the Rotarian Action Group for Population and Development (RFPD) We believe that maternal and child health is not only an important area of focus, but the most important of the six areas of focus. Women in the twentieth century have achieved significant progress in the economically progressive areas of the world. Meanwhile, women and … More Rotarians taking action to improve maternal and child health

Rotary’s commitment to saving mothers and babies

By Azka Asif, Rotary Programs Staff Everyone everywhere has the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. However, gender-based discrimination often undercuts this right. It causes women to be more susceptible to sickness and less likely to obtain care, for reasons ranging from affordability to social conventions keeping them at home. … More Rotary’s commitment to saving mothers and babies

Celebrating women and promoting gender equality

By Azka Asif, Rotary Programs Staff Today, International Women’s Day, the world is celebrating the progress we’ve made towards gender equality and empowering women. Although much has been accomplished, there is still much more to be done. To learn how we can assist the Rotary family in supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 5: … More Celebrating women and promoting gender equality

Ugandan club brings hope to local communities through health projects

By Doris Mitti Kimuli, Rotary Club of Kampala. 25-year-old Olivia Nakanwagi was brought to Kyampisi Health Centre III in critical condition. She had just delivered her sixth child with the help of a traditional birth attendant in her village. The attendant wasn’t able to stop Olivia’s bleeding and the young mother was rushed to the … More Ugandan club brings hope to local communities through health projects

Why do mothers die? A Rotarian’s mission to reduce maternal mortality

By PDG Dr. Himansu Basu, MD, PhD, RI Technical Coordinator on Maternal and Child Health 2013-16 My world stopped when I was 15 – my mother died after her seventh childbirth (I was the eldest). The pain and misery in the years that followed were unimaginable. Since then, I have been asking myself the question … More Why do mothers die? A Rotarian’s mission to reduce maternal mortality

Upcoming webinar series will help you make a greater impact with your water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects

By Bill Boyd, Past President of Rotary International and Chair of the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) Dear Friends, All of us who have an interest in water, sanitation and hygiene realize that the needs of much of the world can only be addressed by targeted and well thought out projects and programs. History … More Upcoming webinar series will help you make a greater impact with your water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects

Brazilian Rotary clubs provide lifesaving services for newborn babies

By John Wahlund, Area of Focus Manager for Maternal and Child Health & Disease Prevention and Treatment I asked the mother what the child’s name was and she answered “Felipe”. I told her one of my best friends was Brazilian and his name was Felipe. She gave me an enormous hug and kiss on the … More Brazilian Rotary clubs provide lifesaving services for newborn babies