A week ago, all alone and in labor, Mariam, 37, rushed herself to the hospital to give birth to her tiny daughter, Aya. With her relatives and husband in Syria, Mariam has had few people to rely upon for helping cover expensive medical services or running household errands.
But the country still needs more facilities, more medicines, and more medical supplies
One of the original CARE Packages© was a midwifery kit.
Today, CARE delivers lasting change by helping women prepare for medical and other emergencies.
CARE is an active member in the following coalitions and working groups :
Family Planning Implementer’s Working Group (IWG)
Ensuring the welfare of women, men, girls and boys, particularly in emergency situations, is one of CARE’s priorities.
As a global community we know that the science around what to deliver in reproductive, maternal and newborn health (RMNH) is well-established, but the science on how to do it effectively and efficiently for the greatest impact, is not.
Bihar, a state in eastern India, has some of the country’s highest rates of maternal, neonatal and infant mortality. Extreme poverty, gender and social inequality, low literacy rates and early marriage further compound Bihar’s reproductive health crisis.
With ambitions to create change at a national level for the benefit of Kenya’s schoolchildren, the SWASH+ project has focused on research and advocacy on the benefits of school WASH, and later, on solutions to keeping these services in place.