Neonatal training gives babies – and health care professionals – a fighting chance

Dr. Jennifer Werdenberg, Lead Neonatal and Child Health Technical Advisor and Pediatrician at Partners in Health/Inshuti Mu Bizuma trains health care professionals in birth interventions.

In Rwanda, PWRDF and Global Affairs Canada are co-funding medical training to reduce infant mortality rates. At the Rwinkwavu District Hospital, about 90 km east […]

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“Sewing” the seeds for women in South Sudan

Orphaned children come to the Women's Community Resource Centre in Bor for literacy classes.

South Sudan may be the newest country in the world, but it’s far from stable. According to the United Nations, in 2013 it had the […]

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How improved access to prenatal care is saving lives in Burundi

A free ride in an ambulance to the Village Health Works clinic helped save Delphine Nikobamye's life.

Delphine Nikobamye lives in Kabwayi colline in Burundi. The communes of Burundi are divided into 2,639 “collines” (the French word for hills). She is 28 […]

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Rwandan social workers receive nutrition training to fight malnutrition

Sylvie Umubyeyi, a Social Worker at Kabarondo Health Center in South Kayonza, Rwanda, says training in nutrition has helped her see the connection between nutrition and overall health.

Sylvie Umubyeyi has been a social worker at Kabarondo Health Center in Kayonza District in eastern Rwanda for five years. She studied social sciences in […]

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Canadians raise $54,000 for goats

Zainabu Kilaza and her daughter Mwajuma with one of their goats in Stesheni village of Nachingwea district. Submitted photo

Zainabu Kilaza is a mother of two living in the village of Stesheni in Nachingwea district, Tanzania. Her two dairy goats produce eight litres of […]

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What we learned about food security in 2016

Rumio Cena will take a week to plow this field once.  It must be plowed three times before the corn is planted.  Photo: Simon Chambers

In response to PWRDF’s Fred Says campaign, the Food Security group at St Laurence Church in Calgary has started to think about food in a new […]

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