Discover how the TOGETHER project, funded by Global Affairs Canada, is transforming healthcare delivery in Uganda. Learn how midwife Lucy Lacwech’s training in sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) response is saving lives and improving healthcare access for girls and women.
Imagine working as one of eight medical staff, serving a population of over 23,000, many of whom live in far-flung, hard-to-reach places.
Imagine you’re a healthcare provider serving a broad region. Many of the communities in your region are far-flung and hard to reach. To further complicate matters, many of the community members lack the transportation or funds to make the long trek to your door for care … read more
Marife Relos is very involved in the coastal barangay of Penitan in Siruma, Camarines Sur, in the Philippines. At 50, she is nowhere near slowing down. Not only is she a barangay health … read more
Collaboration, not Competition – Together, Midwives and Traditional Birth Attendants Improve Service Delivery
Traditional Birth Attendants Watch Over Mothers The remote village of Sre Veal Koet in Cambodia lies at the end of a dusty road 36 kilometers from the nearest health center. The road isn’t always dusty, in the rainy season it becomes deep mud. In this area, maternal health is largely in the hands … read more
Your unflagging support of ADRA’s mission is reaching the vulnerable around the world with provision and protection. Thank you, dear Angel, for protecting the vulnerable today and ensuring a safer tomorrow! Who are the vulnerable? They are those who can’t shield themselves from harm or exploitation. Most often, they are women and children. … read more
TOGETHER is Strengthening Health Centres The TOGETHER project, with generous support from Global Affairs Canada, is working with remote and indigenous communities in Cambodia, Kenya, the Philippines, and Uganda to ensure that the most vulnerable people, especially girls and women, can exercise their health-related human rights. One way TOGETHER is ensuring this is … read more
Ms. Kruy Varin is a midwife at a clinic in Kompong Thom, a rural province in Cambodia. Varin’s education and training as a midwife focused more on midwifery theories, technical skills, and some practices for antenatal and postnatal care and delivery. However, her training did not include how to interact with clients, nor … read more
The Midwife Ms. So Sophorn was born to a rural farming family in Kompong Thom province, Cambodia. But she dreamed of doing something different with her life. Through hard work and dedication, she became a midwife. At 31, she is now the mother of two children and practices as a midwife at a … read more
From Stigmatized Orphan to Nurse Un Lida is part of the Kuy minority group who are indigenous to Preah Vihear province, Cambodia. Orphaned as a child, Lida lived in a pagoda. Facing ethnic discrimination, poverty, and loneliness, Lida was nevertheless undaunted in his desire for a better life. His life struggles inspired him … read more