Nelson university women join hands to improve maternal health

The Nelson Chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women has decided to join with CARE Canada

This year, the Nelson Chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women has decided to join with CARE Canada to focus on the important issue of maternal health.

The Nelson and District chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women has decided to participate in raising funds to help make pregnancy and delivery safer for 30 million women in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It is a very effective program because the federation’s donations will have tripple the impact.

Thanks to the strong relationship between CARE Canada and the Canadian government, every dollar donated to CARE’S maternal and child health programming will be matched three to one. This means that every $1 raised by the Nelson based chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women the donation becomes $4.

The Canadian Federation of University Women decided to join this campaign because of our high regard to the expertise of the CARE Program. They have more than 65 years of experience in maternal, newborn and child health programming. CARE is at the forefront of the movement to safeguard women’s health during pregnancy and childbirth.

CARE’s knowledge and comprehensive experience in the poorest communities of the developing world is used to identify and implement best practices to reduce maternal newborn and child mortality, and improve women and children’s overall health.

CARE has made maternal and newborn health a key priority through the Mothers Matter signature program.

Working with a global coalition of public and private partners, CARE has committed to making pregnancy and delivery safer for 30 million women in Africa, Asia and Latin America by 2015.

 

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