THE ROTARY FOUNDATION WEEKLY MESSAGES (By Rotarians for Rotarians)
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A Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member is an individual who personally contributes US$100
or more each Rotary year to the Annual Fund. These contributions also count toward Paul
Harris Fellow, Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society, Major Donor, and club
recognition. After donating $100.00 per year for 10 Rotary years, he/she becomes a Paul Harris
Fellow. 
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April is Maternal and Child Health Month
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.
The Rotary Foundation reaches mothers and children in need by giving communities the help and training they need to take control of their own maternal and infant health care.
Rotary makes amazing things happen, like:
 
Mobile prenatal clinics:  Haiti has the highest maternal and infant mortality rate of any country in the western hemisphere. Rotary provided a fully equipped medical Jeep to volunteers and midwives to reach mothers and children in remote areas.
 
Cancer screening:  Rotarians provided a mobile cancer screening unit and awareness training around Chennai, India, where there is a high mortality rate of women with breast and cervical cancer due to late diagnosis.
 
Preventing injuries and deaths: Rotary members launched a $3 million, five-year pilot to save lives of mothers and children during home deliveries in Nigeria. Since 2005, they’ve also repaired 1,500 obstetric fistulas — 500 more than their initial goal— restoring dignity and hope to vulnerable mothers