Content Tagged with Maternal child
Bamyan, Afghanistan, 24 April 2017 — Princess Zahra and Vice President Sarwar Danesh opened a 141-bed hospital facility today. Emphasising the health of mothers and children, the facility expands Bamyan Provincial Hospital’s capacity to deliver much needed services in obstetrics and gynecology, paediatrics and surgery.
Paediatrician Dr Fatima Hashamali has spent over three decades serving communities in East Africa and Pakistan. For World Breastfeeding Week, she highlights three ways in which breastfeeding can boost a baby's immunity.
Ottawa, 27 February 2015 — Bill Gates recognised Canada’s contributions to improving maternal and child health (MNCH) worldwide at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat on Wednesday, and thanked Canadians for their continued support to the cause.
Toronto, 29 May 2014 – At the invitation of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Mawlana Hazar Imam gave a keynote speech this morning at a summit on the global fight to improve maternal, newborn and child health in developing countries. The gathering, brought together world leaders to focus on reducing the preventable deaths of newborns, mothers and children under the age of five.
Providing expectant mothers and newborns the highest quality of care, and giving children the best start in life is part of a value system that Ismaili Muslims have practiced for generations. In partnership with government, civil society, friends, and neighbours, the community is leveraging strong institutional foundations in Africa and Asia to make a meaningful difference.
Mawlana Hazar Imam addressed a high-level summit on maternal, newborn and child health hosted by the Government of Canada in Toronto on 29 May.
» Mawlana Hazar Imam expresses optimism on maternal and newborn health
» Together with Canadians, Ismailis making a difference for mothers and children
» AKDN press release and speech
» AKFC Spotlight: Healthier mothers, healthier children (en français)
» Saving Every Woman, Every Child : Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Summit website (en français)
Expecting a baby is exciting; it is also a time of great change in a woman’s life. From the early stages of becoming pregnant, it is important to make health a priority and adopt good dietary habits.