Maternal Health

Liberia: Africare Donates 24 Bikes to Bong

www.allafrica.com — Africare/Liberia has presented twenty-four Yamaha motorbikes to the Bong County Health Team. At the presentation of the motorbikes last weekend, the head of the Africare-Medical Teams International consortium told our Bong County correspondent that the donation was in line with the agreement signed with the County Health Team, with support from USAID and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.

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New theatre to boost maternal health care

www.ippmedia.com — Opened at the climax of the national White Ribbon Day celebrations at the turn of the week, the state-of-the art maternal care theatre at Mtowisa Health Centre in Sumbawanga was inaugurated by the Health and Social Welfare Minister, Dr Seif Rashid on behalf of Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda.

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Africare/Senegal Country Director Gwen Young to Speak at Mobile Communication for Development Conference

The fourth International Conference on M4D Mobile Communication for Development will be held in Dakar, Senegal on April 7-9, 2014. Africare/Senegal’s Gwen Young will participate in a panel discussion on the experiences, challenges and the way forward for mobile health platforms in the country.

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Africare's Jessy Mtenje greets community members during the MWH research.
Africare's Jessy Mtenje greets community members during the MWH research.

A Shared Vision for Safe Motherhood

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The woman’s water breaks. She’s having a baby! She tells her partner they need to leave home right away, and so begins their mad dash to the hospital.

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Dr. Christopher Mfornyam mans Africare's display at USAID's third Saving Lives at Birth event. Photo: USAID
Dr. Christopher Mfornyam mans Africare's display at USAID's third Saving Lives at Birth event. Photo: USAID

Saving Lives Profile: Senegal’s Mother Mentors

www.usaid.gov – In Senegal and much of West Africa, pregnant women rarely seek out prenatal care, not because they don’t want to deliver a healthy baby, but because of traditional beliefs that discourage them from disclosing a pregnancy in its early stages.

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Jennifer James of Mom Bloggers for Social Good met Daria, a participant in Africare's Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Project. Photo: Jennifer James
Jennifer James of Mom Bloggers for Social Good met Daria, a participant in Africare's Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Project. Photo: Jennifer James

How Community Gardens are Changing Lives in Tanzania

www.impatientoptimists.org – Up in the lush Uluguru Mountains in Morogoro, Tanzania, a USAID-funded nutritional program, Mwanzo Bora (which means good start in Swahili) has been put in place to help increase local mothers’ breastfeeding rates, lower the number of expectant mothers with anemia, and provide parents with the nutritional know-how to properly feed their children a well-balanced diet.

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Photo: Africare/Senegal
Photo: Africare/Senegal

Africare Selected as Finalist at Saving Lives at Birth Conference

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WASHINGTON (July 5, 2013) — Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, was recently selected to compete with its innovative project proposal that addresses maternal and child mortality at the 2013 Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development Conference from July 29 until July 31 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

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