Heart for Maternal Health


The Value of Knowledge

In Cambodia, a young mother realizes that training is better than material assistance.
Saro Seouy is a young mother living in the village of Kok Chan in the Varin District of Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. She doesn’t have an address, and if she did, you couldn’t find her home on

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A New Ambulance for Rwanda

Imagine living in a remote mountain-side community in Africa with dirt roads that are rarely maintained. Imagine what it would be like to be nine months pregnant for the first time, worrying about the possibility of complications. If there were problems with the delivery, how would you make it

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An Eggplant a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Sok Soeymao lives in a remote village in the Prear Vihear province of Cambodia. She is 20 years old. Her husband, Mi Somoeurn, is 23 years old, and they have a one-year-old boy named Yoeurn Thou. She has never been more than a few miles from her village.
Life in

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Changing Lives in the Barangay

A “barangay” is the smallest administrative division in the Philippines and is the native Filipino word for village, district or ward. ADRA’s EMBRACE program is working in some of the most remote barangays in the country. Canadian volunteer, Jordan Venton-Rublee, is spending a year in the Philippines, observing and documenting

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The Gift that Keeps On Giving

Claudine, 34, lives in the African nation of Rwanda. She and her husband are casual labourers who work on farms near their village. The going wage for day labourers is 20,000 Rwandan francs/month (about $32 CAD). Even with both of them working, it is not really enough to meet the

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Child Malnutrition: Philippines’ Silent Emergency

Child malnutrition has been described as a silent emergency affecting Filipino children.
Dr. Ira Bisuna, a doctor and health care provider in Presentacion, Camarines Sur speaking with ADRA at a three-day training on severe acute malnutrition, said malnourished children were neglected and the country’s malnutrition strategy could reverse this trend.

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