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

We expand 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 — all of which can be prevented.


Rotary provides education, immunizations, birth kits, and mobile health clinics. Women are taught how to prevent mother-to-infant HIV transmission, how to breast-feed, and how to protect themselves and their children from disease.

    Statements of purpose and goals

      The Rotary Foundation improves 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