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The transformation of baby Munir with help from malnutrition clinic in Syria

When his mother first brought Munir to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent malnutrition clinic in Al Tal, Rural Damascus, he was so fragile the doctors couldn’t measure him. Munir was five-months-old but weighed just over 2 kilograms – less than his own birth weight. He looked exhausted, worryingly thin, and was unable to sit or hold up his head without his mother’s help.

Every woman, every child - global health and ensuring the protection of children in conflict

On March 7, the Canadian Red Cross in partnership with Dalhousie University’s Global Health Office hosted a panel discussion in Halifax on the challenges and successes in strengthening the lives of women and children in conflict and fragile settings.

​8 Canadian women who are making a difference in the world

For International Women’s Day today, we want to highlight stories of women who have gone above and beyond to provide care and assistance. Throughout history, women have played an important role in the Red Cross movement here in Canada and abroad.  Today, we’re celebrating Canadian women who are making a difference in the world with the humanitarian work they do whether it’s responding to disasters, providing lifesaving assistance in challenging situations or helping improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

MNCH: How the Red Cross is helping mothers and babies

Learn about the Canadian Red Cross' work to help mothers and babies with the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health program in this guest blog by Elaine Ori. 

Reflections on the Canadian Partnership for Women’s and Children’s Health Conference

Last week, I had the privilege of emceeing and providing a youth perspective at the 2016 Canadian Partnership for Women & Children’s Health (CanWaCH) Conference. The conference, held in partnership with McGill University’s Public Policy and Population Health Observatory and Institute for Health and Social Policy (IHSP), drew an audience that was as diverse as it was passionate.

 

Round-up: Updates from Central African Republic, Greece and Somalia

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

Celebrating International Development Week: A global movement for a better world

International Development Week is February 7-13 and highlights what Canada and Canadians are doing to make a better world. 

Photo of the Day - Helping communities in South Sudan gain better access to clean water and sanitation

Nicolas Gauvin, a shelter and infrastructure advisor with the Canadian Red Cross, discusses potential sources of clean drinking water in Gogrial, South Sudan with colleagues from the South Sudan Red Cross and community members. 

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