April 7 is World Health Day
In Canada, the news of pregnancy often brings joy and hope to expecting mothers. But in Malawi and Afghanistan—where maternal and child mortality rates are among the highest in the world—it is difficult for many women to get the support they need for a healthy pregnancy. Presbyterian World Service & Development is working to improve health services and overcome cultural barriers that prevent women from receiving necessary pre and postnatal care. Health facilities are being established and upgraded and more birth attendants are being trained. Communities are being taught about the importance of healthy family relationships and the needs of mothers, newborns and children. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of women and children and empower communities to grow healthier.
PWS&D helps mothers and babies lead healthy lives