India

In India, with a population of over 1.3 billion, the Rotary Family Health Days was established to assist with the ever burdened infrastructure to support public health systems. According to the CDC the top 10 causes of death are: Cardiovascular Diseases Diarrheal Diseases Neonatal Disorders Non-communicable Diseases Chronic Respiratory Diabetes Mental Disorders Unintentional Injuries Neoplasms Nutritional Deficiencies The RFHDs serve …

East Africa

In 2015, an estimated 1.5 million people in Uganda were infected with HIV, and the HIV prevalence rate in the country was 7.2 percent. As of 2016, the five leading causes of death in Uganda included communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, respiratory tract infections, and diarrheal diseases. The risk factors most responsible for death and disability include child and maternal malnutrition, unprotected sexual activity, multiple sex partners, contaminated water, poor sanitation, and air pollution. What …

Southern Africa

The Rotary Family Health Days has been taking place throughout Southern Africa since 2013. The programme has incorporated each of the 9 provinces and relies heavily upon the partnership with the National Department of Health. Learn more about South Africa and the newly launched Lesotho Programme here.