Posted on Apr 02, 2021

Through grants from The Rotary Foundation, Rotarians 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. Rotarians 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.

Elmbrook Rotary Club is the international partner for a Rotary Foundation Global Grant that has provided pediatric and neonatal ventilators for Andean Health & Development's (AHD’s) locally-staffed teaching hospital in Santo Domingo, Ecuador.

Encourage your friends , relatives, neighbors, and business associates to join Rotary and support maternal and child health.