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Maternal and Child Health

Rotary Focus Area 04 : Maternal and Child Health

As maternal and newborn mortality rates rise worldwide, mothers and children are becoming increasingly vulnerable. One of Rotary’s core concerns is maternal and child care. Rotary has spent the last several years working to enhance access to high quality care for women and children in low-income backgrounds, giving them long-term prospects for a healthy future. …

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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Rotary Focus Area 03 : Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

“Water is our most precious resource, a ‘blue gold’ to which more than 2 billion people do not have direct access. It is not only essential for survival, but also plays a sanitary, social and cultural role at the heart of human societies,”  – Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay.[1] Amongst the seven focus areas that …

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Rotary Focus Area 02 : Disease Prevention and Treatment

“The question is not how to get cured, but how to live.”  – Joseph Conrad  For centuries past, diseases of varying levels have ravaged the planet, and more often than not, the accessibility to proper and immediate treatment has been nigh impossible. Bearing this in mind, Rotary International has created its Second Focus Area as …

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Rotary Focus Area 01 : Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention

“The road to war is well paved, The road to peace is a wilderness.” – Paul P. Harris – What is Peacebuilding and Conflict prevention? “Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention”, does not have a natural home, but this does not mean it should not have a central place in our responses to some of today’s global …

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