The Rotarian Action Group for Population & Development (RFPD) is an international non-profit organization with 25 years of experience in maternal and child health, including family planning. Within the context of Rotary International, RFPD assists Rotary clubs and districts in the planning, implementation and co-funding of projects in MCH and organizes discussions on the implications of these activities for families, communities and countries. The central aim of this endeavor is to foster improvements in human well-being and dignity, women’s empowerment and a sustainable balance between population and environment. These objectives are in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – reducing maternal and child mortality and ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services.
To achieve these goals, RFPD follows a strategy of piloting, evaluation, replication and scaling up. Small-scale pilot projects are planned and implemented in cooperation with an international and a host club, for example in one project hospital or community. Successful initiatives are further refined through lessons-learned and replicated in additional areas. In some cases, projects are then gradually scaled-up to expand the range of impact by serving an increasingly larger population (see e.g. RFPD Project History 1994 – 2019 below). Such large-scale projects contribute to improvements in national health systems and can be organized through a coalition of multiple clubs and districts, forming a regional team. RFPD provides clubs and districts with assistance and council for their MCH projects at every step, including in the application for global grants and other sources of funding.
Meet The Team
Prof Emmanuel Adedolapo Lufadeju (Dolapo)
Emmanuel Adedolapo Lufadeju (Dolapo) is an accomplished Professor of Agriculture and Principal Consultant and Chief Executive Officer of his own Agricultural Development Consulting Firm, Lufarmco Investment (Nig) Limited since 1998. He is consulting for many National and International Agencies. He worked at Ahmadu Bello University for 18 years. Dolapo joined Rotary in 1980 and he is presently a member of Rotary Club of Ibadan – Jericho Metro. He has served as District Governor, Rotary International (RI) Committees and Task Force member, RI Committee Chairman and RI President’s Representative to FAO Regional Conference. He has also represented RI President at District Conferences. He is a Co-Founder and Past Chairman of the Rotary Action Group for Reproductive Maternal Child Health (RMCH). He serves now as the Area Coordinator Sub-Sahara Africa and Treasurer of RMCH. He is presently the National Coordinator of the Rotary Maternal and Child Health (RMCH) Projects in Nigeria, and Past Chairman Council of Rotary District Governors of Nigeria. Dolapo is a recipient of the ‘Service Above Self’ Award. He is happily married to Stella who is also a Rotarian Pas Assistant Governor
Mary Peter Alaje
Serves as NOQA-NETWORK Resource Person Nationwide in Nigeria. Holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Certificates in Health Information Management And Monitoring & Evaluation. Knowledgeable in the field of Maternal And Perinatal Deaths Surveillance and Response(MPDSR) in facilities and Communities due to her experiences working with Health & Human Services Secretariat - HHSS, Health Planning Research And Statistics of Hospitals Management Board - FCT, FMoH and SOGON in Nigeria. Focus: Training, Compilation, Monitoring and Ensuring Data Compliance in both Facilities and Communities Nation - Wide.
Ateji Morenike Damilola
My name is Ateji Morenike Damilola, I hail from Ekiti State. I hold a B.Sc in Public Health/ Community Medicine, from Madonna University, Elele -Rivers state. I served in Kaduna State Ministry of Health, Occupational Health unit as a National Youth Service Corps. I worked in Kaduna State Primary Healthcare Agency, Cold Chain/Vaccine Department & Reproductive Health division. Also worked with HSDF (Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation), Chigari foundation, WHO & UNFPA as an electronic data collector. I presently work with the Rotary Reproductive Maternal and Child Health, Nigeria, where l double as the Project Officer and the Personal Assistant to the National Coordinator. You can reach me on 08108295416, or via my e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.