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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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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Ride for Refuge and support health workers in Africa

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Rosa's bicycle helps her to cover the more than 1500 square kilometers of her territory as a Community Health Worker in Mozambique. Photo: Zaida Bastos

Rosa is a Community Health Worker in Meconta District in Mozambique. She is the first-line of health information and care to hundreds of pregnant women, […]

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Perfect timing in Uganda

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Clean water, good hygiene and sanitation are keys to stopping the spread of cholera. Photo: Julien Harneis (

When PWRDF announced on August 12 that it was sending $30,000 to support relief efforts for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda, we had no idea […]

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Reaching Zero Percent

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New health clinics in Burundi are helping to save the lives of mothers and their babies. Photo: Zaida Bastos

In 2012, the Diocese of Bujumbura in Burundi (a partner with PWRDF and the government of Canada in maternal, newborn and child health work) did […]

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Sikitu- No need to complain

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Awatu holding her goat Sikitu. Photo: Dismas Menchi

For Awatu Mponda and her grandmother, Fatuma Musa, there is no longer a need to complain about poverty or bad health.  In their language, the […]

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A Peanut Collective

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The peanut collective in their field. Photo: Zaida Bastos

Living with HIV can be hard at the best of times.  For farmers living in Mozambique, the disease can make life almost impossible.  Farmers have […]

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PWRDF Announces Ebola Awareness Grant

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ACT Alliance

PWRDF has sent $15,000 through the ACT Alliance in response to the Ebola outbreak in western Africa.  Since January, 2014, the outbreak has claimed over […]

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