Maternal and Child Health (MACH)

MACH  Project: Worldwide;  RAWCS Project #  17-2014-15

Project name:                                   Maternal and Child Health             MACH

RAWCS Project No.                         17-2014-15                                       Rotary E Club of Greater Sydney

Project Manager                              Rtn Dr Grace Maano                       gmaano@gmail.com

Deputy Project Manager Rtn David Rickards                          dave@dak.org.au

 

Website:                                                           Under Construction

 

Project Commenced:                      August 2014 as its own                  Some older projects/activities

                                                            registered RAWCS project            date back to 2005/2006

Place/Country                                  Worldwide                                        Currently in 12 countries

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

MACH is a consolidation of more than 12 individual projects that had previously been managed by a number of different Rotary Clubs around the country.

There are 4 pillars to the MACH cluster of Maternal and Child Health projects:

  • Maternal & Obstetric Services – especially obstructed labour emergency
  • Family Planning – options for poor women to space their families
  • Birth Injury Repair Surgery – Obstetric Fistula and Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Neo Nate and Child Special Care – Emergency New Born and Paediatric Care

The objective of MACH is to partner with local organisations in the poorest countries that have demonstrated capability and passion to provide genuinely cost effective and sustainable outcomes in our target areas.

MACH is destined to become, if not already, one of the biggest RAWCS projects in the country. It is fully funded by the DAK Foundation and no outside donations are sought.

MACH currently works in Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia

A prime focus for MACH is the upskilling of medical practitioners in all target areas.

We work with many Rotary clubs around the world.

Please see The MACH Project Chart  which lists the various activities. (Link)