Health and nutrition

How radio is helping Cambodian mothers keep their babies healthy

Imagine you are pregnant. You want to find out information about pregnancy, labour and keeping your baby healthy. But all of the information you find is written in a language you don’t understand. What do you do? This is the situation for many women in remote parts of Cambodia where ethnic minority communities speak their…

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Becoming a mother for the first time: Sina’s story

In Cambodia, many women used to deliver their children at home with traditional birth attendants—women within their community with no formal medical training. If women don’t have access to quality medical care, it can increase the risks for mother and baby and lead to tragic consequences. But this is now changing. Meet Sina. She is…

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SHE TOO deserves to be free from abuse, especially in childbirth

By CARE Canada’s Rebecca Davidson Becoming a mom for the first time is a journey filled with excitement and wonder; I know this as a mom to Leo, 5, and Sadie, 2. It can also be a time filled with anxiety and fear, as I also know very well experiencing complications in both my deliveries.…

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A way forward: How savings helped Baby build a bright future

Baby Yelfaabasoglo vividly remembers the day three years ago when her children were chased from school because their school fees weren’t paid. It nearly broke her heart. She simply couldn’t afford the cost. Like most families in Brifo Maal village in Ghana’s Upper West region, back then, she and her husband barely grew enough food…

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Ethiopia Drought: Canadian Development Gains at Risk Unless World Acts

The severe drought in Ethiopia is putting critical gains from more than five years of Canadian development funding at risk. CARE Canada Global Health Manager Marnie Davidson recently returned from an assessment trip in the areas where the organization is starting its new maternal and child health programming. Her visit found families cutting back to…

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Helping Moms and Dads Raise Healthy Babies in Ethiopia

Written by Richard Paterson, director of program management and impact, CARE Canada Better maternal and child health means working with moms. And dads. Let me give you an example from a trip I took to Ethiopia… Last fall, I visited a remote health post in the village of Gudina Muleta in the eastern highlands of…

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Kids teach a lesson in better sanitation

Poverty affects almost three-quarters of the Honduran population. This lush, tropical country – a resort destination for many vacationers – is easily one of the poorest nations in Latin America. In rural regions, conditions can be especially harsh. There are few job opportunities and access to food and clean water is sparse and expensive. Up…

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Encouraging healthy pregnancies and safe deliveries in Tanzania

Text and photos by Maxime Michel, Program Officer for CARE Canada Pregnancy is a thrilling time for most expectant mothers in Canada. Beyond the excitement, it’s normal for any woman to feel a little trepidation about her coming arrival. But thanks to our modern health care system, women can regularly meet their practitioner for prenatal…

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Seeing a Difference: Improving Maternal Health in Tanzania

As part of our efforts to better understand the impact of our projects, CARE’s monitoring and evaluation teams regularly interview various community members. Below are a few short snippets we are happy to share from women and men seeing a difference from our TABASAM maternal and child health project in Tanzania. Saidi Kidatula A husband…

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