Supporting new mothers and children
CCFC, ADRA and EIC partnership fosters better maternal, newborn and child health in Ghana, Malawi and Rwanda
By Mark Lukowski
CEO and child sponsor
Approximately 830 women die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related complications every day, according to the World Health Organization. The majority of these deaths take place in developing communities such as those we serve at Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC). It doesn’t have to be this way.
In partnership with Adventist Development and Relief Association (ADRA) and Emmanuel International Canada (EIC), CCFC has embarked on a four-year initiative to improve maternal care and nutrition, increase engagement by fathers and provide postnatal care in Rwanda, Malawi and Ghana. PROMISE (Promoting Maternal, Newborn, Infant and Child Sustainable Health Efforts), will reach nearly 100,000 women, men and children in 96 communities.
All three organizations are members of the Canadian Christian Relief and Development Association. This is the first project we are working on together, and I’m particularly excited to leverage each partner’s expertise as we collaborate to save lives and reduce suffering.
PROMISE was made possible thanks to the financial support of our donors and Global Affairs Canada.