Health & Food Security
Soroptimists work hard to ensure women and girls have food security and access to the highest attainable standard of healthcare.
Our health-related projects involve the building and refurbishment of hospitals, the provision of medical supplies, nurse/midwife training, tests/screenings, and much else, depending on the needs of women in different communities.
Soroptimist priorities in the area of health also include reducing some of the causes of child mortality such as malnutrition, water-borne diseases, and access to primary healthcare.
As a ‘global voice for women’, we lobby actively for improved healthcare at the local and national levels in our own countries and communities, and promote education on reproductive health and rights.
A significant number of these result in a mastectomy – a painful procedure both physically and emotionally. Breast-cancer charities in many countries produce heart-shaped pillows, which are designed to fit comfortably under the arm, thus relieving pain around the surgical area after the operation. The pillows also provide emotional comfort: patients know they aren’t alone […]see more about this project