Maternal and Child Health
The Rotary Foundation helps bring pre- and postnatal care to mothers in rural Haiti.
Our members improve access to essential medical services for mothers and their children. These efforts are aimed at reducing the number of children under age five who die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation – a figure that is currently estimated at 7 million.
According to another estimate, more than 80 percent of maternal deaths can be prevented with access to reproductive health services and trained health care workers. Our members provide education, immunizations, birthing kits, and mobile health clinics to support these causes. 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.
Read news about Rotary's work to promote maternal and child health
- Training nurses to save mothers and babies in East Africa
- Empowering mothers by preventing injuries
- Health camp reaches mothers and children on remote island