Saving Mothers and Children

Rotary makes high-quality health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger.

Rotary clubs around the world help provide access to quality care, so mothers and children everywhere can have the same opportunities for a healthy future. An estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation.

Makere University, Kampala, Uganda

Makere University, Kampala, Uganda

Through our Rotary Foundation of Philadelphia, we are a financial partner in a project to improve maternal health care in Uganda. This initiative links medical professionals from Drexel University and Makere University in Kampala, Uganda. Our club received special recognition for our contribution to this three-year program, which is designed to address the significant challenges of maternal and newborn health in Uganda. We partner with several other Rotary clubs to fund pediatric doctors at Makere University School of Medicine, to buy equipment, build a clinic, and create a telemedicine system to train village midwives.

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