April – Maternal and Child Health Month

April is Maternal and Child Health Month

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” 
Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa

Three mothers and twenty babies die every five minutes; the majority of these deaths occur in Africa and the Indian subcontinent.  Many of these deaths are preventable.

Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) runs projects throughout much of the developing world and there are a multitude of opportunities for volunteers to get involved in overseas RAWCS projects.

Rotarians make a difference throughout the world. For examiple, Bo Childrens Hospital in Sierra Leonne, built by the Rotary Club of Turramurra, is one of many projects through which we provide care, equipment, and training opportunities for health care staff to improve maternal and child health. Maternal and child health support the Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea Renovation & refurbishment of Reproductive Health Clini awareness program for parents. Solomon Islands Kenya. Aspects of birthing and nutrition receive support. Choose how you want to make a difference and start changing lives today.

Click here to explore projects you can contribute to.

“Just as Rotary itself can never keep its place unless it is constantly growing, so each individual Rotary club cannot afford to stand still while the stream of life moves onward.”

— EverForward!, THE ROTARIAN, February 1941

About Us

Rotary is a worldwide organisation of business, professional and community leaders. Clubs are non-political, non-religious and open to all cultures, races and creeds. Richly rewarding, the Rotary Club of Phillip Island and San Remo gives you the opportunity to ‘pay it forward’ and to have a positive impact in our community and internationally.

A highly active and prosperous Club, we raise money and provide support for many local, national and international projects that seek to improve the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves. We work within the Phillip Island and San Remo communities, alongside other charitable organisations, schools, individuals and businesses to make a difference in the world.

We are an active Club within the wider Rotary network and we are proud of the work we do. You can find out more about or Club and projects by clicking on the images below. You are welcome to attend any of our Monday meetings and we delight in growing our membership so if you want to make a difference in the lives of others, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.