Maternal and Child Health

The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation have identified six areas of focus for the new grant structure. These areas reflect critical humanitarian issues and needs that Rotarians are addressing worldwide. They will align Rotary with other international development efforts and will strategically further the Foundation’s mission.

Each of the six areas of focus begins with a statement of purpose, followed by a list of specific goals. The Foundation will use the goals to establish

  • Projects and activities for packaged global grants
  • Possible strategic partners for packaged global grants
  • Evaluation criteria for club- and district-developed global grants
  • A system for measuring outcome for all global grants

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