Maternal Newborn and Child Health

Women at the heart and soul of PWRDF’s work

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Matthew Sawatzky photo

In honour of International Women’s Day, Thursday, March 8, PWRDF has assembled a collection of stories from the last year that celebrate the women we […]

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Protecting the right to a cultural birth

Canada Stories, Canadian Indigenous Stories, Featured, Health, Indigenous Stories, Latin America Caribbean Stories, Maternal, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Mexico Stories, Peru Stories, Reconciliation, Women Stories
Indigenous midwives from Canada, Peru and Mexico gather in Toronto at the International Congress of Midwives.

In the remote Inuit community of Puvirnituq, Quebec, women in their 37th week of pregnancy used to have to fly to either Montreal or Moose Factory […]

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A bright future for Baby Shining

Africa Stories, Featured, Health, Maternal, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Newborn and Child Health, Rwanda, Uncategorized, Women Stories
Ruth and her husband holding baby Shining. who is growing well and is pictured at eight months old.

In the June 2017 issue of Under the Sun, we told you about baby Shining, resuscitated at birth by Dr. Jocelyne Uwinkesha, a young Rwandan […]

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PWRDF joins Foodgrains Bank Rohingya relief effort

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Rohingya refugees

PWRDF is contributing $20,000 from its Canadian Foodgrains Bank account to a food relief project in Bangladesh being managed by fellow Foodgrains Bank member World […]

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PWRDF and Diocese of Masasi: a 20-year success story

Africa Stories, Featured, Food Security Stories, Health, Maternal, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Microcredit, Newborn and Child Health, Tanzania Stories, Uncategorized
Farmer and community leader Joyce Mtauka.

In May, Anglican Journal staff writer André Forget travelled with a delegation of PWRDF volunteers to Tanzania, to see first-hand the impact of 20 years […]

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VIDEO: HIV/AIDS monitoring tool gratefully received in Burundi

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Cyrill Nitereka, head lab technician at VHW Clinic in Kigutu

“Where there is health there is hope,” is the motto of PWRDF’s Burundi partner, Village Health Works. Until recently, doctors were unable to accurately monitor […]

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PWRDF Indigenous Community Development Coordinator visits UNB

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Dr. José Zárate and Bishop David Edwards chat during the World Water Day ceremony at St. Mary’s First Nation in Fredericton.

This story was originally posted on Diocese of Fredericton enews and is reposted here with permission. Ready to board his flight back to Toronto, Dr. […]

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International Women’s Day March 8

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SDG #5

PWRDF is committed to gender equality, #5 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Check out some of our success stories of women making a […]

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