Community Transformation Programs
Improving Maternity u0026amp; Post Natal Care – Preventative Health Care u0026amp; First Aid Training – Capacity Building Local Midwives u0026amp; Health Workers
One of the biggest disasters of our time is when a person dies from an illness that could have been prevented; bronchitis, malaria, tuberculosis, waterborne diseases, malnutrition— all easily treatable health conditions – take millions of lives every year. Every year, some 10 million women and adolescent girls experience complications during pregnancy, many of which leave them and/or their children with infections and severe disabilities. Each year, about 3 million babies are stillborn, and over 3.7 million babies die very soon after birth or within the first month. The poor health of the mother, including diseases that were not adequately treated before or during pregnancy, is often a factor contributing to newborn deaths. Better health is central to human happiness and well-being, as such three of the eight Millennium Development Goals are directly related to better health. They include the reduction of child mortality, the improvement of maternal health and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
CFK works to strengthen and improve available primary health care services to people living in remote village locations especially focusing on maternal care for women and safe birthing methods to improve baby survival rates by:
- Advocating and actively promoting better coordination between the Department of Health, the Government Health Clinic’s u0026amp; Midwives and the Village Health Volunteers to fulfill their obligations to operate accessible and effective Mother u0026amp; Baby Clinics at the village level.
- Providing capacity building training’s to Traditional Midwives (where there is no clinic) in safe and hygienic birthing methods and practices.
- Providing community awareness trainings and campaigns at the village level to improve the overall health, hygiene and nutrition of village members.
“Health is much broader than just the absence of disease. It concerns well-being in every area of life: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, economic and social, and recognizes that they are all inter-related. So, we must speak not just of healthy individuals but also of healthy communities.” Tearfund
“The biggest enemy of health in the developing world is poverty.” Kofi Annan