Collaborate with Rotarian experts on maternal and child health projects

By Zuhal Sharp, Rotary Service and Engagement staff Is your club or district thinking of starting a project focused on maternal and child health? Are you looking for resources to help you get started? Rotarian Action Groups (RAGs) help clubs and districts plan and implement service projects. RAGs are organized by committed Rotarians, Rotarians’ family … Continue reading “Collaborate with Rotarian experts on maternal and child health projects”

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 … Continue reading “Rotary members are dedicated to maternal and child health”

Improving maternal and child health in Uganda

By Past District Governor Ronald Smith, member of the Blue Bell Rotary Club, District 7430 (USA) I began planning a vocational training team with my son Ryan in 2006, who at the time was a medical student at Drexel University in Pennsylvania, USA, with an interest in doing a rotation in Africa. This idea, combined … Continue reading “Improving maternal and child health in Uganda”

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 … Continue reading “Rotarians taking action to improve maternal and child health”

Take collaborative strategic action to lower maternal deaths

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement staff In honor of Maternal and Child Health Month, Past District Governor Dr. Himansu Basu, a Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisors for Maternal and Child Health, shares about his team’s work to save the lives of mothers and babies in partnership with Rotarians, other professional volunteers, and … Continue reading “Take collaborative strategic action to lower maternal deaths”

Empowering women and girls in Afghanistan

By Bibi Bahrami, member of the Rotary Club of Muncie and founder of AWAKEN Growing up as a young girl in the peaceful village of Qala-e-Malakh in Afghanistan, I was part of a loving family with ten brothers and sisters. We were happy, but little did we know that our lives would soon face devastation … Continue reading “Empowering women and girls in Afghanistan”

Prioritizing women’s and girl’s health through Rotary and Peace Corps

By Katie Northcott, Rotary Global Grants Scholar and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer “Je ne sais pas quoi faire”. I don’t know what to do. Six words that can define any experience with an unintended pregnancy, especially for a teenager. In this case, I was standing in front of a 16-year-old Burkinabe girl who had participated … Continue reading “Prioritizing women’s and girl’s health through Rotary and Peace Corps”

Growing local solutions to fight hunger and malnutrition

By Past District Governor Una Hobday, Chair of the Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group In 2015, 2.6 million children under the age of five died from malnutrition linked causes. The first 1000 days from conception are critical in a child’s development.  If children do not receive adequate quantities of key micronutrients, they can be … Continue reading “Growing local solutions to fight hunger and malnutrition”

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 … Continue reading “Rotarians impacting the lives mothers and children in Nigeria and Pakistan”

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. … Continue reading “Rotary’s commitment to saving mothers and babies”