Rotary District 5100

Fighting Disease and Saving Mothers and Children

Rotarians are addressing critical humanitarian issues and needs in their own communities and worldwide, with disease prevention and treatment, and maternal and child health top priorities.

Disease prevention and treatment

Rotary efforts are aimed at reducing the causes and effects of disease by

  • Improving the capacity of local health care professionals
  • Combating the spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other major diseases
  • Enhancing the health infrastructure of local communities
  • Educating and mobilizing communities to help prevent the spread of major diseases
  • Supporting studies related to disease prevention and treatment

Maternal and child health

Rotary is focused on improving the lives of mothers and their children by

  • Reducing the mortality rate for children under the age of five
  • Reducing the maternal mortality rate
  • Improving access to essential medical services and trained health care providers for mothers and their children
  • Supporting studies related to maternal and child health