Rotary Foundation Minute

Rotary grant projects improve access to essential medical services for mothers and their children throughout the world. These efforts are aimed at protecting the estimated 7 million children under age five who die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation.  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.  Rotary projects 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.
We provide immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improve access to essential medical services, and support trained health care providers for mothers and their children. Our projects ensure sustainability by empowering the local community to take ownership of health care training programs.  Your contributions to the Rotary Foundation are vital to sustaining the improvement in living standards for these vulnerable people.