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May
21

ECSA-HC Implementation of Resolution on budget Infographic

ECSA-HC Implementation of Resolution on budget Infographic   Download PDF File Here
May
21

ECSA Family Planning Infographic

ECSA Family Planning Infographic   Download PDF File Here
May
21

ECSA Child Health Infographic

ECSA Childhealth infographic   Download PDF File Here
May
21

ECSA Maternal Health Infographic

ECSA Maternal Health   Download PDF File Here
Mar
07

Why gender is vital in maternal and child health programming

 By Lynette Kamau, Senior Policy and Communications Officer

The World Health Organization defines gender as socially constructed characteristics of women and men – such as norms, roles, and relationships of and between women and men. Gender varies from society to society and can be changed. People are taught appropriate norms and behaviors – including how they should interact with others of the same or opposite sex within households, communities, and workplaces.

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Oct
28

Delayed provision of services in hospitals is a barrier to quality maternity care

By Professor Ellen Chirwa

In 2017 a team from Kamuzu College of Nursing, University of Alberta, and AMREF Health Africa implemented research to assess the quality of maternity care services that mothers received at Nkhotakota District Hospital, Ntchisi District Hospital, and Matawale Health Centre in Malawi. We collected information by observing and interviewing health care personnel.


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Jul
12

Women Deliver – Reflections on Power

My Women Deliver experience started on Sunday, June 2, at the Vancouver airport. The airport was flooded with individuals from across the globe, forcing me to stand in line for over two hours, a sheer testament to the number that had arrived to attend the conference. As I made my way to the front of the line, one of the airport staff asked me inquisitively, "What is this conference for women about?" I smiled as I replied, "it is not a women's conference but one where people — men and women– discuss how to advance equity in all aspects of a girl's and woman's life.

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Jul
02

How a Mozambican expat in Saskatchewan designed a motorcycle ambulance to help improve maternal health in his homeland

The southern African nation has one of the world's highest maternal mortality rates, at 489 deaths per 100,00 live births (compared to seven deaths per 100,000 live births in Canada), and in places such as Nampula province in the country's north, it's not uncommon for women to die simply because they can't get to the hospital in time to deliver their babies.

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Jul
02

A different worldview: Caesarean sections and supports for moms-to-be save lives

 While experts in many countries such as Canada are cautioning against the rising caesarean (C-section) delivery rate, increasing the rate of caesarean delivery remains a priority in Africa.

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Jul
02

Women in Iringa teach about reproductive health (Wanawake Iringa watoa elimu kuhusu afya ya uzazi)

Makala ya Wanawake na Maendeleo, safari hii inaangazia kikundi cha wanawake kiitwacho IMCHA mkoani Iringa. Je juhudi zao katika kuboresha maisha ya wanawake ni zipi? Na zimepiga hatua kwa kiwango gani? Kwa mengi zaidi, ungana na Anuary Mkama.

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