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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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Bringing Better Nutrition to Tanzania’s Farmers

www.internationalreportingproject.org – Abdullah Yahya’s farm sits above the dirt road that is unfriendly to cars after it rains. Corn stalks remain in the ground, withered by a lack of recent rains. The morning rain is a good sign. Abdullah will soon uproot the failed crop and plant with the hopes of a successful harvest.

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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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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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CARE visit's Africare's Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program. Photo: Josh Estey/CARE
CARE visit's Africare's Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program. Photo: Josh Estey/CARE

CARE Visits Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Site in Tanzania

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WASHINGTON (April 17, 2013) — CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, stopped by the Towero site of Africare’s Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP) in Morogoro, Tanzania during its CARE Learning Tour, on which a group of high-level U.S. government officials, corporate partners and the media visited different projects in Africa tackling food and nutrition security. Members of the delegation learned that Mwanzo Bora, which means, “good start,” teaches families farming techniques and provides nutrition advice to support the government of Tanzania’s goal to reduce childhood stunting and maternal anemia by 20% over a five-year period.

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