Posts tagged with ‘maternal health’

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“We are role models”

by Anna Muir

In many Malawian communities, family planning, sexually transmitted diseases and other reproductive health topics are shrouded in taboo. They are not taught in school or discussed at home. And yet, reproductive health is so important for healthy, prosperous communities. While helping mothers and newborns survive and thrive after childbirth, PWS&D’s maternal, newborn and child health […]

Third Annual Ride for Refuge Benefits Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

by Anna Muir

Putting passion into action, 30 PWS&D supporters hit the streets of London, Toronto, Brampton and Hamilton in the Ride for Refuge on Saturday, September 29. The Ride for Refuge is a nation-wide cycling and walking fundraiser that helps charities raise money for the displaced, vulnerable and persecuted. For the third year in a row, PWS&D […]

Making Hope a Reality in Afghanistan

by Anna Muir

Before the sun rises each day, Fahima is out tending and watering her small plot of land. She works hard to grow the wheat and corn that she will sell in order to provide for her family. Unfortunately, her earnings are rarely enough. No matter how hard she works, Fahima sometimes struggles to meet the […]

Ride for Refuge Raises $10,000 for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

by Anna Muir

Eight teams, 41 participants and more than $9,900 in support of maternal and child health programming in Malawi and Afghanistan—PWS&D’s second annual Ride for Refuge on Saturday, September 30 was another positive and empowering event. Putting passion into action, teams of PWS&D supporters walked 5 km and cycled up to 50 km at Ride for […]

Moved to Move for a Better World

by Anna Muir

Inequalities to healthcare access endure throughout the globe. To foster a more sustainable, compassionate and just world, good health and well-being for all is vital. This September 30, you have the chance to help build healthy and hopeful communities by participating in the Ride for Refuge—a cycling and walking fundraiser with locations across Canada—in support […]

“Things Are Different Now” – Maternal Health in Malawi

by Karen Bokma

Misuzi Tembo is pregnant with her first child. While she would rather be sharing this joyful and nerve-wracking life experience with her husband, she is often alone. Misuzi‘s husband lives and works in South Africa to support their family. This situation is common for many of the women living in her village of Kayeleka Banda. […]

PWSDevelopments 2016, Issue 4: “I cannot express how happy I am”

by Anna Muir

While the journey to ensure healthy, abundant life for all is not over, PWS&D is making a difference for communities in Malawi and Afghanistan by improving access to necessary maternal, newborn and child health services. In Afghanistan, Khori and new mother Shazia are especially grateful for support from PWS&D’s maternal health program. In this issue of PWSDevelopments, […]

Event News: Jeff-A-Thon in Support of PWS&D’s Maternal Health Program in Malawi

by Anna Muir

The Rev. Jeff Veenstra touched many lives during his time as a minister. He was an avid supporter of PWS&D, a member of the PWS&D committee, and especially passionate about projects that assist vulnerable communities in Malawi. In his memory, the Presbytery of Waterloo-Wellington is hosting a walk/run—a Jeff-A-Thon—in support of PWS&D’s maternal, newborn and […]