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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 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'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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Photo: Saito Shunsuke
Photo: Saito Shunsuke

Africare Partners with Japan to Construct Maternal Waiting Homes in Liberia

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WASHINGTON (April 18, 2013) —The Japanese government and Africare/Liberia signed a grant agreement on March 12, 2013, for the construction and full furnishing, including generators to supply electricity, of two maternal waiting homes (MWHs) in the Haindii and Fenutole localities of Bong County in Liberia. The grant is valued at more than $112,000.

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