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.
You may be surprised to hear that the Roma people make up the biggest minority group in Europe. While that is the case, determining an accurate population estimate proves challenging. Primarily, this is due to their mobile existence, and difficulties of including Roma populations in civil status registers. To date, estimates suggest that this community […]see more about this project