Togo & Mauritania
Every minute of every day a women dies from complications during pregnancy or childbirth. The vast majority of these deaths occur in developing countries.
The Canadian Red Cross believes that empowering women and communities to manage their health and educate their families about health related issues is the key to saving lives and building resiliency.
In 2008, the Canadian Red Cross contributed nearly 850,000 nets to prevent malaria in Togo. Mothers lined up to receive this protective barrier for their children and since then, the Canadian Red Cross, in partnership with the Togolese Red Cross, continues to support community health programs.
Red Cross Mothers Clubs are underway in ten communities in Togo. Women are trained to deliver important health messages in their communities. In addition to helping improve the health of their neighbours, women gain the respect of their peers and entire community.
In Mauritania, the Canadian Red Cross is working in partnership with the Mauritanian Red Crescent to develop safe water and sanitation systems and improve overall health and nutrition.
These programs in Togo and Mauritania would not be possible without the dedication of hundreds of trained local Red Cross and Red Crescent staff and volunteers. Thanks to the generosity of Government of Canada and Canadian donors such as the Pindoffs, the Canadian Red Cross is able to continue supporting efforts to build healthy and strong communities.
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