Focus on children and maternal health in these days meet in New York, the heads of State and Government of UN Member States and to discuss how and whether they can be reached before ten years agreed Millennium Development Goals (MDG) by 2015. As well as non-governmental organizations such as ROTARY INTERNATIONAL are in demand. MDG 4: PolioPlus – a world without polio behind the concept of POLIOPLUS is the biggest humanitarian project of Rotary clubs around the world. Rotary is committed to a world without polio for 25 years and thus makes a significant contribution to the achievement of the fourth Milleniumsziels: reducing child mortality by two-thirds. So far 99 percent of the task could be met: there were 350,000 infections of the polio virus, 1985 still 125 countries with per year so the number of annual new infections to about 1,500 could be pushed thanks to comprehensive immunization activities since then. Only in four countries Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Nigeria, the population is acutely threatened by polio viruses.
Goal is to defeat even the last percent. Because as long as just one child with the virus infected, no child is safely around the world against the cruel disease. Only a high immunization rate is an effective protection against the highly contagious virus”, explains Hans Pfarr, PolioPlus national advocacy Advisor Germany. “MDG 5: pilot project in Nigeria reduces maternal mortality by more than 50% for the improvement of the health of mothers is the Rotarian Action Group for population growth and sustainable development” a. Every year, about 343,000 mothers at or shortly after the birth of her child die 99% in developing countries. The counter, the action group 2005 initiated a pilot project in Northern Nigeria, which already has an impressive success: reducing maternal mortality by more than half! Based on the project is an education and awareness campaign, in which the population about risks of traditional practices and delayed births, as well as the benefits of medical care of pregnant women and family planning will be informed. MDG 3: Rotary youth organization creates future for women in Egypt ROTARACT, the world’s largest Jugensorganisation, alludes to the third Milleniumsziel. Alexandria m future pay”means the project, the aim of which is the living conditions of women in the slums of Ezbet Matar el in Alexandria through education to improve simple skills and the provision of micro credit.
The Alexandria project started nine years ago as a joint project of German and Egyptian Rotaractors and was awarded the Europe Conference 2005 of Rotaract best social project in Europe. Rotary International selfless service ROTARY INTERNATIONAL is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million men and women involved in their profession, business and community leaders. You provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and contribute to international understanding and peace in the world. Currently, there are over 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and regions. Rotary clubs are independent, non-partisan and non-denominational and are open to members of all cultures, races, and faiths.