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 

Rotary Family Health Days Update Word

By Sarah Paterson, Media Liaison Representative, Rotary Action Group for Family Health and AIDS Prevention, and member of the Rotary Club of Hilton and Howick, South Africa  More than half of the world’s population still lack access to affordable healthcare. Take a moment to let that sink in. Chilling, isn’t it?  This may be accepted … More Rotary Family Health Days Update Word

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

Rotary Day celebrates partnerships for service

By Past President Linus Okezie EZE, Rotary Community Corps, Service Chair for District 9142 in Nigeria The Rotary Club of Eziama-Sunrise located in Nigeria partnered with the Rotary Community Corps of Amaokwe Item to host a Rotary Day to celebrate the opening of the Amaokwe Item Women Skill Acquisition and Development Centre. The celebration also … More Rotary Day celebrates partnerships for service

20-year maternal health partnership started with a conversation over coffee

By Jesse Allerton, Rotary Programs staff Nigeria has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world: women there have a 1 in 23 lifetime risk of dying in childbirth. In 2010, a five-year Rotary pilot project concluded in the rural northern states of Kaduna and Kano Nigeria. Led by the Rotarian Action … More 20-year maternal health partnership started with a conversation over coffee