Maternal Health

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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Africare Maternal Waiting Homes are combating maternal mortality.
Africare Maternal Waiting Homes are combating maternal mortality.

Liberia: Yarpea-Mah Calls for More Health Centers

www.allafrica.com — Citizens of Yarpea-Mah Administrative District in District # Three in Duo Tiayee Town have submitted a petition to the Nimba County Health Team and Africare Liberia for additional health facilities in the region.

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Africare/Liberia is securing partners from around the world.
Africare/Liberia is securing partners from around the world.

Africare/Liberia Seeks More Partnerships

www.liberianobserver.com — Africare/Liberia Country Director has disclosed plans by the entity to seek for more partnerships in order to improve the health care delivery system of ‘vulnerable Liberians.’

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Africare Chief of Staff Kendra E. Davenport. Photo: Jacob Foko
Africare Chief of Staff Kendra E. Davenport. Photo: Jacob Foko

Give Life!

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Everyone knows a woman who has given birth – a mother, a wife, daughter or other relative.

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Africare/Benin Country Director Dr. Josette Vignon Makong [in black] alongside President of Benin Dr. Thomas Boni Yayi [right] and Benin’s Minister of Health Dr. Dorothy Kinde Gazard
Africare/Benin Country Director Dr. Josette Vignon Makong [in black] alongside President of Benin Dr. Thomas Boni Yayi [right] and Benin’s Minister of Health Dr. Dorothy Kinde Gazard

Survival of the Trusted: Africare/Benin Goes from Near Shut-Down to Benin’s Lead Malaria Partner

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In 2006, Africare/Benin was on the verge of closing. Africare had only one active project in the country, and the cost of maintaining an office was becoming untenable. What happened? The people of Benin asked us to stay.

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