APRIL IS MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CARE MONTH
Rotary makes high-quality health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger.
We expand access to quality care, so mothers and children everywhere can have the same opportunities for a healthy future. An estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation — all of which can be prevented.
HOW ROTARY MAKES HELP HAPPEN
Rotary provides education, immunisations, birth kits, and mobile health clinics. Women are taught how to prevent mother-to-infant HIV transmission, how to breast-feed, and how to protect themselves and their children from disease.
Rotary programs improve women’s access to skilled health personnel: doctors, nurses, midwives, or community health care workers.
KEEPING CHILDREN ALIVE DURING THEIR FIRST YEAR
Rotary members teach mothers how to breast-feed, promote immunizations and regular check-ups, and distribute insecticide-treated bed nets.
Rotary members distribute clean birth kits and train health workers in safe delivery of babies.