MATERNAL and CHILD HEALTH MONTH
Governor Margie Sammons
How is your Rotary Club supporting Maternal & Child Health? Is your Rotary Club supporting nutrition within the community? With the accessibility of phones and other digital media, all of the activities of children are photographed. When I was at the age of two (2), we traveled to the local photographer for a portrait to hang on the wall. When the majority of us are made aware of a pregnancy, we are excited and overjoyed for the parents, family and grandparents. The grandparents or siblings begin to plan for a baby shower, or even a gender reveal celebration. The parents are selecting a name for the child and designing a baby room for the bundle of joy. In parts of the world, mothers risk their lives giving birth and millions of children die each year from treatable and preventable causes. We know that many of these deaths can be prevented if the children and mothers have access to health services had trained health care workers.
Maternal and Child Health month ties in very well with the Empowering Girls initiative. The Empowering Girls programs provide services...
...that meet the needs and challenges of socially and economically disadvantaged women and girls, and prepares them for personal, career, and economic success. 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.
As Rotarians, we know what we are up against. We also know that we can deliver on our promises in the area of maternal and child health. Our financial gifts to the Rotary Foundation can assist to aide in the need for Maternal and Child Health. Rotary encourages ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
JOIN LEADERS, EXCHANGE IDEAS, and TAKE ACTION.
Margie Sammons, District Governor 2021-2022
Features in this blog be related to happenings in the Florissant Rotary Club and Rotary 6060 Region.