Africare In the News

Africare will propose an integrated package of maternal and newborn interventions to increase demand for and access to quality health services.
Africare will propose an integrated package of maternal and newborn interventions to increase demand for and access to quality health services.

FOR AFRICARE, SAVING LIVES AT BIRTH MEANS BRINGING INNOVATION AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS TO ZAMBIA AND SENEGAL

mysocialgoodnews.com — Pregnancy and childbirth in Zambia continue to be risky, leading to death and disability for some women of childbearing age. Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, will present solutions to maternal and infant mortality in Zambia and Senegal at the 2014 Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development Conference from July 30 until August 1, 2014, at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

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Africare, Dimagi Project Selected as a Saving Lives at Birth Finalist

www.dimagi.com — On Wednesday July 30, 2014, Africare will propose an integrated package of life-saving maternal and newborn interventions to increase demand for and access to high-quality health services in Zambia at the DevelopmentXchange Conference in Washington, D.C. The project, which includes an mHealth component from Dimagi, was one of 52 finalists selected for the 2014 Saving Lives at Birth competition.

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Africare and The Links, Inc. are saving lives at birth. Photo: Carol Hamlin
Africare and The Links, Inc. are saving lives at birth. Photo: Carol Hamlin

The Links, Incorporated

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“We are committed to enriching our culture by sustaining and ensuring the economic survival of African-Americans and other people of African Ancestry…Our recent participation in the ‘Mama Kit Baby Shower,’ is very much a part of what we do.”
-Carol Hamlin, Co-Chair of International Trends and Services
Chesapeake-Virginia Beach Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

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Africare is saving lives of new mothers and infants. Image courtesy of Dimagi, Inc.
Africare is saving lives of new mothers and infants. Image courtesy of Dimagi, Inc.

For Africare, Saving Lives at Birth Means Bringing Innovation and Community Partnerships to Zambia and Senegal

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WASHINGTON (July 17, 2014) – Pregnancy and childbirth in Zambia continue to be risky, leading to death and disability for some women of childbearing age. Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, will present solutions to maternal and infant mortality in Zambia and Senegal at the 2014 Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development Conference from July 30 until August 1, 2014, at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

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[Photos] The Faces of Africare

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Africare currently operates in 17 African countries with approximately 1,200 staff members working across the continent and about 40 at our Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Ninety-eight percent of our staff in Africa is local, and more than 95% of our staff in Washington is African-American or African.

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