Millions of pregnant women, new mothers, and children experience severe illness or death each year, largely from preventable or treatable causes. Almost all maternal and child deaths (99%) occur in low- and middle-income countries, with Africa being the hardest hit region.
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Clean Water and Sanitation is foundational to good health. Moreover, clean water and sanitation is a right. When individuals have access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene, they lead healthier and more productive lives.
Sixty million people are displaced by armed conflict or persecution. Ninety percent of armed-conflict casualties are civilians, half of them children. Through service projects, fellowships and other Rotary-sponsored campaigns, Rotarians train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict and aid refugees who have fled dangerous areas.
For the third consecutive January, The Rotarian magazine celebrates what happens when ordinary Rotarians find themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Rotarians in their own words tell what it's like to survive an atomic bomb, chase your baseball dream, walk 27,000 miles for peace, live on $1.50 a day, and more.
400 million people in the world can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care. Rotarians lead efforts to eradicate disease through our Rotary Foundation. Our focus is attacking diseases such as Polio, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, MS and others. Disease will not eradicate itself and that’s why our efforts are so important. We focus on prevention through Health Education to bring individuals routine hearing, vision and dental care. We educate and equip communities to stop the spread life-threatening diseases around the world. The efforts of Rotary are ongoing throughout the world.