A simple stitch that saves lives in South Sudan

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When Rebecca Nyayuol arrived at Pariang hospital in February 2021 she was filled with anxiety. She was three months pregnant, and although she looked healthy, Rebecca had already gone through the traumatic experience of miscarriage not once, but five times. But unlike her previous pregnancies, this time Rebecca was able to receive the vital ante-natal support she needed at a CARE-supported health facility.

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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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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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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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