MARCH 2015 WINNER

Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby

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Midwife for a Month in Tanzania

COST - $360

Want to help a community lift itself from poverty? Start with the mothers. For more than six decades, mothers and children have been central to CARE Canada. Our experience shows that improving maternal and child health is essential for helping communities lift themselves out of poverty. CARE’s maternal and child health projects will not only improve the lives of mothers and children, their positive impact will ripple across entire communities.

While most women in Tanzania know the serious risks associated with pregnancy and childbirth, barriers such as poverty, cultural and religious beliefs, far-flung health clinics and limited transportation, and an insufficient amount of medical staff, equipment and drugs prevent women from receiving the crucial help they need. This is coupled with a lack of support from husbands and families to seek skilled care during this critical time. In some areas of Tanzania the majority of women give birth at home and have limited access to medical services. 

Healthy mothers raise healthy children and create vibrant communities around the world. A midwife for a month will keep a mother healthy and help her deliver a healthy baby

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