RFPD International is supplemented by a range of country sections across the world (see www.rifpd.org for a comprehensive list). These sections serve as networks for the organization of Rotarian service and are a resource to clubs and districts in the area of focus Maternal and Child Health in their region. With over 7,200 members, RFPD Germany is both the oldest and largest country section; since their founding in 1995, they have initiated projects of over US$10 million in value. The United States, Austria, Switzerland and Nigeria also all have strong local RFPD sections that are involved both in their own MCH projects and in collective support for projects such as the Nationwide Family Planning Campaign in Nigeria.
Two new sections emerged recently: RFPD Norway and RFPD Asia. RFPD Norway was founded at the end of 2018 by a group of Rotarians from District 2250 that had been long passionate about service in maternal and child health. They have since supported a successful project to enhance the quality of midwifery in Malawi and Zambia. RFPD Asia was officially inaugurated in March 2019 as a collaboration between motivated Rotarians in Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines. They immediately supported the implementation of a project to reduce maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity through quality assurance measures in 15 hospitals in Southwest Nigeria.
RFPD Section Contact
President: Gerhard Hellmann: hellmann.s.g[at]aon.at
President: Franz Josef Radermacher: radermacher[at]fawn-ulm.de
Chair: Vernon Bonarjee
RFPD Switzerland - Liechtenstein
Chair: Judith Lauber: rotary[at]judith-lauber.ch