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Providing valuable training to women on maternal and child health in Dominican Republic

In October 2015, a young woman in the municipality of Bánica shared her positive experience with me.

Juana Maria Carvajal Colon, 21, who was eight- months pregnant at the time, lives with her husband and six-year-old daughter. Juana and her sister had recently participated in a Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) training session organized by the Dominican Red Cross in her community. 
 

In review: Our top blog posts of 2015

Time sure does fly, it feels like just yesterday we were ringing in 2015 and now 2016 is right around the corner. We’re taking a moment to look back on some of our favourite blog posts from 2015, with topics ranging from staying safe during floods, to Ebola, to how technology is helping refugees and more.

Round-up: Updates from Myanmar and Nigeria

The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world.

Round-up: Updates from Iraq and Afghanistan

The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world.

Photo of the day: Canadian aid worker in DPRK

In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Red Cross is not only helping to improve the healthcare infrastructure, such as adding gravity-fed water supply systems for hospitals, but also helping to build greenhouses on the outskirts of cities to supplement vegetable production.

Celebrating humanitarians for World Humanitarian Day

Today, August 19, marks World Humanitarian Day and to honour aid workers and volunteers around the world, we’ve compiled a few stories of people who dedicate their time to humanitarian efforts.

Photo of the day: Young Ebola survivor makes mission worthwhile for Canadian doctor

Dr. Jamal Serrar, a Quebec-based emergency doctor, has just completed a one-month assignment working at the Ebola Treatment Centre at Forécariah, Guinea, run by the French Red Cross. He shared with us the joyous news of a three-year-old girl’s recovery from Ebola at the Centre.

The Red Cross Round-up

With cases of Ebola still surfacing in Sierra Leone on a weekly basis, the Sierra Leone Red Cross has installed information kiosks  throughout the country to serve as a point of reference to communities.

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