Maternal & Child Health

Nov 16, 2018 by Allen Ankunda

Now My Attitude Has Changed and I am Hoping for Good Results for My Baby

UGANDA - The first 1000 days of a child’s life are critical to their entire future. Properly nourished, a child can, in their first 1000 days, build a foundation for life that will protect them from physical and intellectual challenges as well as crippling disease and insufficient growth.

Oct 3, 2018 by Juvêncio Mataria

Rose and David: Devoted Parents and Champions for Better Health

MOZAMBIQUE - We are excited to share with you a testimony directly from someone who has experienced great change. Please meet Rose Jose. She and her husband have been great champions for changing mindsets about child and maternal health.

May 9, 2018 by David Tyokighir

Investment Reaps Dividends of Empowerment and Resilience

NIGERIA - Although people are hurting and many suffer injustice around the world, we still see that God’s goodness and faithfulness continue through generations. God’s loving-kindness is evident in the communities where World Renew has opportunities to work. The following true story testifies to God’s enduring love.

Apr 24, 2018 by Leanne Geisterfer

Learning and Sharing

Marta Alicia Choc-Cal is a young leader, volunteering time to make a difference for the health of her own daughter and her neighbors’ children. Marta is actively involved in a four-year pilot project to address the high rates of stunting in Guatemala. Simply defined as below-average height for age, stunting is actually a result of malnutrition and other factors that has complicated and lifelong negative impacts on children who suffer from it. Two years ago, I wrote about our intentions to respond to the issue with ADIP, an indigenous association and long-time partner of World Renew. Recently I had the privilege of returning to the area where ADIP works to witness the new learning there.

Sep 27, 2017 by Sara DeBoer

A Year Well Spent

Some deaths are preventable. In Nigeria, 1 woman dies every ten minutes because of complications in pregnancy or childbirth; 2,300 children under the age of 5 die every day.

Sep 20, 2017 by David Tyokighir

A Year Well Spent

NIGERIA - One woman dies every ten minutes in Nigeria because of complications in pregnancy or childbirth. 528 infants under 28-days old die each day. 2,300 children under age five die daily. These alarming statistics from the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health underscore the importance of World Renew’s efforts to improve maternal, newborn and child health in Nigeria.

Jun 15, 2017

Birth Attendants as Agents of Change

Two years ago nine Rshi women from the Phialor cluster of villages wanted to help pregnant women in their villages. With the support of World Renew and their local partner in Laos, these women were trained as Traditional Birth Attendants. In addition to information about actual care for expectant mothers, the training was designed to overcome language and literacy barriers using creative, practical methods like videos, role playing, and picture lesson books.

Jun 7, 2017 by Steve Sywulka

God Sees What We're Doing

The crowd bursts into song as we arrive. With happy syncopated clapping and harmonizing, the group escorts us to the benches that have been prepared for our arrival. After the usual formal introductions, the dialogue about their health program begins. The problems are similar to those in other places: The health center is too far. There is not enough clean water. Nearly everyone has either lost a child due to illness, or knows someone who has. Malnutrition remains a problem. Malaria continues to kill people. About 12% of the population lives with HIV/AIDS.

May 18, 2016 by Tom Post

People and Parables

Beauty tells the story of change in her slum community, using pictures she painted herself.

Apr 14, 2016

Maternal and Child Health Sunday

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