April is Maternal and Child Health Month

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To maximise the impact of our Rotary’s work both locally and globally, Rotary International has selected six key causes to focus its efforts on.

Maternal and child health is one of six causes chosen by Rotary International because:

Every day 810 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth*,

94% of all maternal deaths occur in low and lower middle-income countries*, and

14,000 children under 5 die every day because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation**.

The Rotary Club of Leicester support’s Rotary International goal to work to reduce these numbers and help save the lives of thousands of mothers and children.

This video shows how Rotary works to achieve this aim by delivering education, immunisations, birth kits, mobile health clinics and new mother training to help prevent and protect themselves and their children from disease.

NOMINATE A PROJECT FOR OUR SUPPORT

The Rotary Club of Leicester are keen to lend our support for Maternal and Child Health Month.

We are looking for ideas and suggestions for an appropriate project to help support as part of this.

We are inviting members, supporters and the general public to nominate a project for our support.

Please let us have your ideas by the end of April 2021 by completing the ‘Leave a Reply’ Comment box below.

Please share this post with your friends.

*Source – WHO Maternal mortality

**Source – WHO Children: improving survival and well-being

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