With the support of their local women’s group, the women of the village of Kalonga, in central Malawi, have been empowered to identify their biggest health challenges and to collectively solve them.
Two million young people are currently living with HIV and 70,000 will die from pregnancy related causes each year. The majority of these deaths occur in developing countries and could be avoided.
Carly Foxwell is supporting the work of Women and Children First: to prevent mothers and babies dying needlessly. She is running the North London Half Marathon only 7 months after the birth of her healthy baby boy, Fletcher.
Following the national dissemination of results from our most recent project in collaboration with PCP – the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh Perinatal Care project – Women and Children First looks back on some of the substantial developments that have taken place in Bangladesh since we first started collaborating in 2002.