Newborn and Child Health

Breastfeeding training in Rwanda supports vulnerable babies

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Denise (right), mother of the twins, sits with her mother and supporter, Vestine.

Preemie twins Brian and Theoneste were admitted to the neonatal unit at Rinkwavu Hospital in Rwanda. Their 21-year-old mother Denise arrived from Mukarange village in […]

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Diocese of Masasi impresses Canadian government

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“With medical equipment and drugs from AMCC, the number of pregnant mothers delivered here has increased tremendously,” says Frida Mollel, Registered Nurse at Mtina Health Center in Muungano Village. She notes AMCC education sessions have led to an increase in the number of pregnant women and children under five accessing care and the health centre is bursting, “but reduction of maternal death is now visible.”

For 20 years The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund has partnered with the Diocese of Masasi in Tanzania on several projects. The most recent […]

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PWRDF accompanies Indigenous midwives to the UN

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Tarcila Rivera Zea, from CHIRAPAQ in Peru, listens at the UN.

The rate of maternal and newborn deaths within Indigenous communities around the globe is reported to be significantly higher than the rate for the general […]

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Partners in Health revolutionizes healthcare in Rwanda

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Social worker Isabelle visits mother of four Saidate to provide nutritional counselling.

with files from Partners in Health Nyota Pascaline is a nurse at Nyarubuye Health Center in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. She recently received training […]

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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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A bright future for Baby Shining

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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 and Diocese of Masasi: a 20-year success story

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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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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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