March 2012

Saving the lives of pregnant women in Yemen

Midwife Samira Qaed recalls a woman who came to her village clinic in Yemen at the end of pregnancy. Like many Yemenis, she had gone into labor never having had a checkup.

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February 2012

Advocating for maternal health in Yemen

Children, pregnant women and new mothers are among the most vulnerable groups when it comes to healthcare deficiencies in Yemen.

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February 2012

Starting early with those who need it most in Senegal

The word malnutrition commonly conjures up an image of a small child or infant in need of nourishment at perhaps the most critical time of their growth. However, they are just as vulnerable to malnutrition before they are even born.

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January 2012

U.S. Ambassador Bisa Williams visits Counterpart projects in Niger

A women’s group in the small village of Issoufouri, Niger is bringing local food shortages under control through its efficient management of a cereal bank. The women-owned and operated facility caters to the community’s grain needs while also generating income.

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December 2011

School Feeding Given Higher Priority in Cameroon

In the remote village of Tadu in Northwest Cameroon, the approximately 5,000 inhabitants – Mbororo people and others – live with poverty, malnutrition and low school enrollment rates, especially among girls.

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July 2011

School feeding program boosts enrollment, student performance in Cameroon

Providing children with a nutritious meal at school is fuel for learning in the Bui Division of Northwest Cameroon and has proven one of the most reliable ways to ensure a healthy learning environment.

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March 2011

Celebrate International Women’s Day

One hundred years ago today, the world celebrated the first International Women’s Day – a day to honor the achievements of women past, present and future. In 1911, women fought successfully for their right to work, vote, to hold public office and to end discrimination.

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February 2011

Helping Women and Children Fight Malnutrition in Niger

By Maggie Farrand Meet Fassouma. She’s 18 years old, married with three children. She and her husband grow millet and beans on their land to …

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January 2011

Medical Equipment Distributed to Maternity House in Georgia

On December 7, 2010, Counterpart International celebrated the delivery and distribution of critically needed medical equipment at the Telavi Maternity House, known locally as “Sikharuli,” in the Kakheti region of Georgia, located 160 km (100 miles) east of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia.

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