Ending Inequality For Mothers

I recently caught up with a friend of mine who is enjoying her sixth week of motherhood.” You weren’t kidding about whirlwind…” she said…

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Hunger on the edge of the Sahel: Shoukuriya’s story

Worldwide, hunger and malnutrition kills more people than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Hunger is avoidable and it is treatable. There is more than enough food in the world. No one should worry whether they will be able feed their children when they wake up in the morning. This is where a little girl named…

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Photo story, Cambodia: Putting health first at work

Maly works as a line leader at a busy garment factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She is 8 months pregnant with her second child, and as you can imagine, sometimes her job can be very tiring and demanding. But there are perks of working at her company, and she has joined CARE’s contraceptive training program…

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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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Catherine Clark: What Mother’s Day means to me

A group of women who are part of CARE's Every Voice Counts project in Sudan look at the camera and smile. Ala Kheir/CARE

By Catherine Clark, CARE Canada board member My mother has always been a seminal influence in my life – strong, courageous, intelligent and committed to a better world – she set an example for me from a young age that complacency in the face of injustice was simply not an option. I had the opportunity to…

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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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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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Meet a CARE Expert: Marnie Davidson

Marnie Davidson is CARE Canada’s health adviser and program manager for maternal, newborn and child health. For nearly 10 years, Marnie has been living in Ottawa and actively engaged in the field of health and development. She has a wide range of global and Canadian public health programming experience notably in the areas of HIV,…

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Friendship in the face of war

Rania, 36, Hana, 32, and Ghosoun, 41, used to meet every day back in Homs in Syria to gossip about the things they wanted to buy, what they would wear for a party and upcoming weddings. Now their daily conversations revolve around sharing news of the latest casualties of loved ones back in Syria and…

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