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Christmas babies in Chad

Three years ago, Guinebor II community hospital opened, off the beaten track on the edge of N’Djamena in Chad. Celebrating this anniversary, the hospital staff look back over the last three years and reflect on similarities to the Christmas story.

The hospital has seen the birth of 1,830 babies and treated 35,000 outpatients.

So far this month (half way through December), there have been 53 deliveries, more than three a day. One caesarean really stands out. Read more

Improving maternal health in 2013

Throughout history, more women have died in childbirth than men have died in battle.

 

Furthermore, for every woman who dies due to a pregnancy or childbirth complication, approximately 20 others suffer injuries, infection and disabilities. And the ripples of poor maternal health continue outwards from each individual woman, adversely affecting the infants and children, wider family and community. Read more

Advocating for improved maternal health with a white ribbon

Cyan International has joined the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood. The Alliance, founded in 1999, adopted the white ribbon as its emblem, a symbol of mourning in some places and yet a symbol of hope and life in other places, in dedication to the memory of all girls and women who have died needlessly in pregnancy and childbirth. Read more

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