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.

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