The Rotary Club of Ringwood, while being a local community group, forms one of the many Rotary clubs that are part of Rotary International with its 1.2 million members worldwide.
Tonight’s guest speaker discussed the Fistula Foundation and its work in Africa, where doctors assist women who had complications during childbirth. The Hospital was founded in 1974 within Ethiopia to prove treatment for women who experienced complications giving birth.
Fistulas caused by giving birth are largely unheard of in developed countries but are common in the developing world, due to a lack of nutrition and education. In recognition of the work undertaken by the foundation, The Rotary Club of Ringwood donated financial assistance to provide support for the organisation.