Get in on the maternal-health conversation; meet our CEO
A recap of the third episode of CCFC’s Rise and Shine Facebook Live series
By Niko Moniz, facilities services coordinator & Rise and Shine host
Have you ever wondered exactly what Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) does and how we do it? Rise and Shine answers those questions.
The third episode of our monthly Facebook Live series recently aired with a focus on maternal health and the challenges with accessing care in countries where we work. Here is what you missed — read about it or watch it (above).
CEO interview (watch at 3:44 minutes)
We spoke with Patrick Canagasingham, asking about his past and plans for CCFC.
“So what really makes me tick?” he asked. “Anything to do with human rights, anything to do with children and looking at ways of really advancing the rights of children.”
Conversation about maternal and newborn health (watch at 09:30 minutes)
Fact: Approximately 830 women die every day from complications during pregnancy and childbirth, according to the World Health Organization. WHO also notes this is globally the second-leading cause of death in girls aged 15 to 19.
A joint project with CCFC aims to change that. More specifically, the goal of the PROMISE initiative is to reduce maternal and child mortality in Ghana, Malawi, and Rwanda during the course of four years. Watch the video to learn more about the project.
5X matching opportunity (watch at 15:34 minutes)
We discussed how our partners are matching donations 5X to help thousands of mothers and children in Ethiopia recover from a devastating drought. (Example: a $45 donation would turn into a $225 donation). To learn more, visit ccfcanada.ca/5xthepower.
CCFC, ADRA and World Vision panel (watch at 16:06 minutes)
We gave viewers a peek into a live panel discussion featuring representatives from CCFC, ADRA and World Vision. The topic was maternal, child and newborn health.
Next episode: Canada 150
On the next show, we celebrate Canada 150. Two guests will tell us how their lives changed when they immigrated to Canada, and how Canada is making a difference in the countries where they were born.
In the meantime, watch the complete video from our last episode (above).
See you next time!
About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For more than 55 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, donors and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members.