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
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
Over the last year, the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Rotary Action Group has been incredibly busy. From our World Water Summit and webinar series on WASH in Healthcare Facilities to grant review and education support, we continue to advance WASH among Rotary members. … More Education and expert advice for WASH projects
By Quentin Wodon, Chair of the Rotary Action Group for Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Migration According to the latest statistics from UNHCR, an estimated 84 million people have been forcibly displaced globally as of mid-2021. Within this group, 26.6 million are refugees and 4.4 million are seeking asylum. As the number of displaced individuals grows … More Supporting the resettlement of refugees
By Sneha Saloni and the Rotary Action Group for Family Health and AIDS Prevention “If you do not understand someone’s story, how would you understand someone’s pain?” Jurgen Marx (Badenhorst), a photographer from Pretoria, South Africa, has been chronicling people’s emotions during Rotary member-led public health programs to create a conversation about the importance of … More Evoking emotions through visual storytelling
By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff As 2021 comes to a close, let’s revisit the most popular Rotary Service in Action posts from this year: 5. In September, Kim Dixon, President of Partnering for Peace, announced Rotary-Peace Corps Week 20-26 September. Hosted with the support of Rotary International and the U.S. Peace Corps, this event celebrated ongoing … More Your favorite stories from 2021
By Sneha Saloni and the Rotary Action Group for Family Health and AIDS Prevention “The Rotary Action Group for Family Health and AIDS Prevention (RFHA) is a Rotary treasure. It changes lives. There are a lot of great things that Rotary members do, but there are only a few that can be called an actual … More Envisioning a happy, healthy and HIV-free future
By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff Rotary members are part of the fight against disease everyday through our work to end polio. The past two years have shown us that it’s more important than ever to remain committed to combatting disease. So, we’ve leveraged the expertise and assets that we’ve used to combat polio to … More Fighting polio, COVID-19, and more: how are you preventing and treating disease?
By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life. Access to water and sanitation is so important that the United Nations made it one of its Sustainable Development Goals. However, according to the World Health Organization, two billion people still do … More Who cares about toilets?
In July, protecting the environment became one of Rotary’s areas of focus. Start or expand your environmental efforts by partnering with one of numerous Rotary Action Groups working to protect the environment. … More Taking action to support the environment