Burkina Faso Midwives

Primary and maternal healthcare in Burkina Faso

Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) are women selected in each village within AMURT’s area of coverage in Deou. Their main duties are to bring the mothers to the nearest clinic for delivery, and to lead talks and encourage discussions about issues such as hygiene, family planning, the importance of prenatal care, HIV protection and screening, and the refusal of female genital mutilation. When needed, pregnant women receive iron pills, malaria medicine and general checkups. Read more

Haiti Children's Program

Haiti – Child Friendly Spaces

From March to October 2010 AMURT ran 10 Child-Friendly Spaces in Port-au-Prince. The purpose of the centers was to help children affected by the earthquake restore normalcy and improve overall well-being in their lives with psycho-social and educational support. Besides motivational and creative activities, children in the Child-Friendly Spaces program received a hot meal and nutritional support. In all 4,000 children and child minders have benefited. Read more

Haiti Environment Reforestation

Haiti – Cash for Work and a Green Future

Paul Ziade is AMURT’s Rural Programs Coordinator, and runs the Cash-for-Work (CFW) program. Initiated by AMURT and joint-funded by the UN’s Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, it is primarily a response to economic desperation exacerbated by the influx of displaced persons into two of Haiti’s most impoverished communes. Read more

Home Based Care Kenya AIDS

Kenya – Home-Based Care for PLWA

We asked PLWA to describe any changes they have seen in themselves as a result of the HBC provider’s visits. 29 respondents generated 37 responses about how different aspects of the program had benefited their life. 65% referred to the respondents’ health. Other responses cited improvements from counseling, support groups and overcoming stigma. Read more

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