The Rotarian Action Group for Population & Development is an international non-profit organization with 25 years of experience in maternal and child health, including family planning. http://www.rifpd.org/  

 

Rotary Action Groups (RAGs) provide assistance and support to clubs and districts in planning and implementing community development and humanitarian service projects. They are independent, Rotary-affiliated groups made up of people from around the world who are experts in a particular field, and staffed by volunteers with an interest in or an expertise in that field.  Both Rotarians and non-Rotarians are members. 

 

The Rotarian Action Group for Population & Development seeks to address the root causes of the more disheartening statistics on maternal and infant mortality within the Rotary focus area of maternal and child health.

These statistics exceed the worst tragedies that we read about in Africa and other regions - and worse, these human tragedies occur daily, year in and year out. 

> Each day over 25,000 children age five and below die from starvation - that's 9 million children every year. (Starvation due to internal wars accounts for less than 10%). 

> 350,000 mothers die every year, or one mother every minute from the reproductive health causes of abortion, childbirth and the complications of Pregnancy.

The Group assists Rotary clubs and districts in the planning, implementation and co-funding of projects in maternal and child health and organizes discussions on the  implications of these activities for families, communities and countries. The central aim of this endeavor is to foster improvements in human well-being and dignity, women’s empowerment and a sustainable balance between population and environment. These objectives support United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – reducing maternal and child mortality and ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services.  The Group’s history page gives a succinct summary of their activities over the past quarter-century.  http://www.rifpd.org/1/1/RFPD_History/

 

Interested in learning more? Contact The Rotarian Action Group for Population & Development here: http://www.rifpd.org/ 

 

Find the complete list of all 25 Rotary Action Groups here: https://my.rotary.org/en/take-action/empower-leaders/rotary-action-groups

 

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