Every time I look at my 2-month-old, I remember that horrifying night. I shiver in fear as to what could have happened to me and my baby if Anila had not brought us to the primary health center on time.
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.
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.
ATLANTA – (July 30, 2015) The global poverty fighting group CARE hailed the introduction of the Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2015, which will improve how the United States provides lifesaving assistance to women and children around the world.