Africa Stories

PWRDF announces $50,000 for famine and drought relief in East Africa

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Aid workers perform intake of South Sudanese refugees at Palorinya refugee camp in Northern Uganda, Feb. 15, 2017, photo courtesy of LWF/ C. Kästner

This story is an update from a previous post. In response to the famine in South Sudan and the drought in Kenya, PWRDF has announced […]

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How bicycles are improving health care delivery

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WATCH: Our partners from the Diocese of Masasi in Tanzania helped us put this short video together to show the impact of providing Community Health […]

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

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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

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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

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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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Canadians raise $54,000 for goats

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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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Living with HIV: Nombulelo’s story

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Nombulelo Nolihle Yose

December 1 is World AIDS Day.  This year, PWRDF wants to share with you the story of Nombulelo Nolihle Yose, a staff member at the […]

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PWRDF receives $500,000 donation from the Diocese of Toronto

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Installing solar suitcases in rural health clinics in Mozambique powers lights and charges electronics, allowing babies to be delivered safely at night. Photo: Zaida Bastos

The Diocese of Toronto is making a $500,000 donation from its Our Faith-Our Hope campaign  to PWRDF to support maternal, newborn and child health in […]

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Starting the Family Garden

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Veliswa and her granddaughter working in their family garden. Photo: Jeanine Cudmore

Veliswa Hlekani took up gardening for her family.  She was diagnosed with HIV in 2009, but it wasn’t until 2015 that she was sick enough […]

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