Save a Mom's Life in the Congo

 
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo has received 2 donations
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    Training Midwives; Saving the Lives of Mothers and Newborns in Walikale
    By - Jason Graber - Resource Development Officer
    Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is marked by the presence of numerous armed groups, particularly in North and South Kivu, who fight for control of the country’s vast natural resources (including gold, diamonds and rare earth minerals), terrorizing civilians and causing millions to suffer from ongoing...
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo has received 1 donation
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    Rehabilitating Rape Survivors Through Livelihood Programs
    By - Jason Graber - Resource Development Officer
    In the Democratic Republic of Congo, where rape and sexual violence are often used as a weapon of war, International Medical Corps is applying a holistic approach to support survivors. By providing medical treatment, psychosocial support, and livelihood opportunities, International Medical Corps is helping survivors of...
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo has received 7 donations
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo has received 6 donations
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    Saving Mothers' Lives in the Congo Through Livelihood Programs
    By - Jason Graber - Resource Development Officer
    International Medical Corps has worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 1999, providing health care, nutrition, food security, gender-based violence prevention and treatment, and water and sanitation services. The prolonged conflict in the DRC is characterized by extreme violence, mass population...
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo has received 2 donations
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo has received 9 donations
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo has received 7 donations
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    Mama Sammy's Story
    By - Jason Graber - Resource Development Officer
    International Medical Corps prioritizes reproductive health services and family planning in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Gynecological and obstetric care is especially important in this area where 98% of all obstetric complications result from either sub-par medical care or rape. By increasing the quality and...
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo has received 4 donations
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo has received 79 donations
    • 1 year ago
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    Saving Women's Lives Through Emergency Obstetric Care
    By - Jason Graber - Resource Development Officer
    Blandine Butundi, 18 years old and expecting, was suffering from a life-threatening pregnancy complication.  “My first three months of pregnancy were the heaviest weight I carried since I was born …. the midwife of our Mundindi Health Clinic advised me to consult a doctor in Walikale [the regional...
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    International Medical Corps in DRC
    By - C. Latifi - Senior Resource Development Officer
    International Medical Corps’ two Reproductive Health Complexes in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are equipped to provide the highest level of gynecological and obstetric surgical care. Located in Chambucha and Kalonge, this project has helped to improve the health and well-being of 70,000 women of...
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    Reproductive Health Complexes Save Lives in DRC
    By - C. Latifi - Resource Development Officer
    Over the last two years, International Medical Corps has built two Reproductive Health Complexes in Kalonge and Chambucha, the first facilities of their kind to provide fistula repair. The complexes serve over 70,000 women. Over 98% of all fistulas (gynecological ruptures) in DRC are caused by a lack of proper obstetric...
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    Violence Escalates in Congo; 700,000 at Risk
    By - Sonia Lowman - Communications Officer
    Following heavy fighting with government forces, a Congolese rebel group has seized control of Goma, the capital of North Kivu province in eastern DRC and home to one million people. More than 25,000 people have fled Goma so far, as have 60,000 refugees from a nearby camp—adding to the 1.6 million people already...
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo has received 187 donations
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    Delivering Twins Safely in the Congo
    By - Callie Spaide - Project Leader
      Adeline was panicked.  The 22-year-old was in intense pain and bleeding after being in labor with twins for hours.  She arrived at Therese’s home, one of International Medical Corps’ trained birth attendants, at 2am.  Therese quickly assessed her condition and realized the babies were in...
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo has made updates to their project page.
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    50% Closer to Changing a Life
    By - Callie Spaide - Project Leader
    We have exciting news we’d like to share with you!  Starting at 12:01 am EDT on June 13th, GlobalGiving will match online donations to our projects at 50%.  This means that your gift will go 50% further to help families affected by tragedy overcome difficult obstacles for a happier, healthier...
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    Reflections from the Congo
    By - Josh Harris - Communications Officer
    South Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo feels like one of the greenest places on earth. I’m writing to you after a lengthy trip through Congo visiting International Medical Corps’ work in this war-torn country. While traveling, I was struck by the stark contrast: green rolling hills for miles...
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    A Message from Mother and Actress Jessica Capshaw
    By - Jessica Capshaw - International Medical Corps' Supporter
    I have so much to celebrate this Mother's day. I am so grateful to my husband, Christopher and my two children, Luke and Eve (and our third baby who is on the way) for making me a Mom. Being a Mom has been my most important job to date and I take my job very seriously and I have a lot of fun doing it. At the same time,...
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    Update from the Democratic Republic of Congo
    By - Callie Brandon Spaide - Project Leader
    In the Democratic Republic of Congo, 5 people have been killed in clashes between army forces and supporters of General Bosco Ntaganda (wanted by the International Criminal Court). More than 4,500 refugees have crossed the border into Rwanda with more waiting at the border.  There is an urgent need for medicine, amid...
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    You Like Us, You Really Really Like Us!
    By - Callie Spaide - Project Leader
    This Sunday is the Academy Awards©. Millions will be watching as Hollywood recognizes the past year's most acclaimed films. That got us thinking: what if we could get even a small fraction of those millions to show their support for saving lives and rebuilding communities devastated by disease, conflict, and natural...
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    Happy New Year!
    By - Callie Spaide - Project Leader
    2012 is almost here and we would like to take a moment to thank you for supporting our ongoing relief efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This year with the help of our amazing supporters, we were able to continue to provide care in the Congo and around the world, while responding to crises in Libya, East...
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo has made updates to their project page.
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    24 Hours to Have Your Gift Matched!
    By - Callie Spaide - Project Leader
    GlobalGiving has announced an amazing opportunity and we need your help to make it happen!  Starting at October 19, 12:01 am EDT, GlobalGiving will match 30% of all online donations up to $1,000 per donor until the end of the day or when funds run out.  In addition, GlobalGiving is offering a $1,000 bonus to the...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    Bicycles Help Survivors of Gender-Based Violence
    By - Callie Spaide - Project Leader
    Thanks to our partners, Reinvention Wheels, Inc. and USAID, we can now provide Gender-Based Violence (GBV) prevention and treatment services in remote areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  We have just received a generous donation of 100 bicycles and safety helmets to assist in providing medical,...
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo has made updates to their project page.
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo has received 201 donations
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    Caring for the Most Vulnerable in Congo
    By - Callie Spaide - Project Leader
    More than 20 years of fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo has led to millions of deaths, pervasive sexual violence, and a collapse of the health care system.  In 2006, the World Health Organization ranked Congo 188th out of 190 countries for medical care and OxFam estimates that in some areas 75% of the...
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo has made updates to their project page.
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    Important Update from the Field
    By - Callie Spaide - Project Leader
    Right now, there is a serious medical crisis happening in the Democratic Republic of Congo.   One of the worst maternal mortality rates in Africa, 1,100 out of 100,000 mothers will die due to pregnancy related causes.[i]  Compare this figure with the United States, where 11 mothers will die for the same...
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    With Your Help in 2010
    By - Callie Spaide - Project Leader
    With your help in 2010, we were able to reach even more mothers and children with lifesaving medical care.  Please take a momement to watch what we've accomplished together over the past year.Thank you!
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    Marching for Women's Rights in the Congo
    By - Callie Spaide - Project Leader
    In October our staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo marched with 250 International Trade Union Confederation members from more than 160 countries as well as female members of Congolese unions, and civil society groups.  The mass rally aimed to denounce sexual and gender-based violence, and demand social justice...
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo has received 173 donations
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    Providing medical care and saving lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo
    By - Callie Spaide - Project Leader
    As you know, the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo is very serious: since fighting began more than 20 years ago, more than 5 million people have died, millions more have been forced to flee their homes, and sexual violence is being used as a weapon to terrorize communities. This ongoing reality struck close to...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    Improving Maternal Health Care Update
    By - Callie Spaide - Project Leader
    Over the past few months, International Medical Corps has made impressive strides towards improving maternal health care in Congo. Between September 2009 and February 2010, our skilled health workers conducted nearly 16,000 pre-natal consultations and more than 4,000 post-natal consultations in International Medical Corps...
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    • betsmoe
      betsmoe I read this as I sat down to get started on work this morning. I'm glad this clinic has been opened and hope you all can make even more progress in the future. Thanks for all you do for women of the Congo.
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo posted a progress report
    Saving Mothers in the Congo
    By - Heidi Saravia - Development Officer
    You are supporting women like 16-year-old Beatrice, who delivered a baby in International Medical Corps’ Chambucha health center in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Following her safe delivery, Beatrice expressed her gratitude to one of our midwives. “I have seen many women who have fistula problems, and because of...
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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  • Save a Mom's Life in the Congo has received 89 donations
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Project Leader

Chessa Latifi

Resource Development Officer
Santa Monica, CA United States

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