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Women’s and Children’s Health

Reducing the prevalence of Harmful Traditional Practices in Ethiopia

February 2, 2022

Despite sustained global efforts and achievements over the years, Harmful Traditional Practices (HTPs) continue to be widely practiced around the world. HTPs are cultural practices against women and girls that inflict physical and psychological damage. These include child marriage, milk teeth extraction, and abdomen massages for pregnant women, but one of the most prevalent HTPs… Continue reading Reducing the prevalence of Harmful Traditional Practices in Ethiopia

COVID-19 and the Rise of Gender-Based Violence

October 11, 2021

In September, UN Women released their Progress on the SDGs: The gender snapshot 2021 report, presenting the latest data on gender equality across all 17 goals. The report indicates that what progress had been made in recent years in to close the gap for girls and women has been regressed due to COVID-19. Pre-pandemic, girls… Continue reading COVID-19 and the Rise of Gender-Based Violence

Health Partners International of Canada welcomes the development of the first approved malaria vaccine

October 7, 2021

OCTOBER 7, 2021 – The World Health Organization yesterday announced its recommendation for RTS,S – the only approved malaria vaccine (also known as Mosquirix) – for mass distribution in Africa, marking a significant milestone in the fight against one of the leading causes of death for children under five in the region. Despite being preventable… Continue reading Health Partners International of Canada welcomes the development of the first approved malaria vaccine

Health Outreach, Prevention and Education = Hope for Ghana

September 15, 2020

Anaane is a mother of three and lives in a rural community in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Where Anaane lives, it is very difficult to access health services for her and her family and that is why HPIC launched the H.O.P.E. (Health Outreach, Prevention and Education) project in 2019 to assist families like… Continue reading Health Outreach, Prevention and Education = Hope for Ghana

Zero Malaria Starts With HPIC

July 1, 2020

Ndeogma is 40 years old and lives in a rural community in Northern Ghana. For the past two years, she has been raising her four children by herself after her husband left them and never returned. Being a single parent is an everyday struggle and even more challenging when her children get sick. For Ndeogma… Continue reading Zero Malaria Starts With HPIC

Mamah Adumu

March 29, 2020

This year, HPIC marks 30 years of delivering health and hope around the world. You can celebrate with us this summer by making a financial gift that will continue to save more lives. Mamah Adumu is a community health worker in Ghana and part of HPIC’s HOPE project. She works with young mothers and their… Continue reading Mamah Adumu

Strengthening Health Outcomes for Women and Children in Haiti

March 1, 2020

According to the United Nations, approximately 303,000 women die every year due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth. That’s one woman every two minutes, with Haiti having the highest maternal mortality rate in the Americas. This led HPIC to partner with Plan International Canada to help change the birth story in Haiti. Through the SHOW… Continue reading Strengthening Health Outcomes for Women and Children in Haiti

Our Pharma & Healthcare Donors Helping #Changethebirthstory In Haiti

July 1, 2019

Haiti has the highest maternal mortality rate in the Americas. To do something about this unacceptable situation for women and girls, Plan International Canada developed a project called SHOW (Strengthening Health Outcomes for Women and Children). SHOW is a multi-year multi-country project to #ChangetheBirthStory in Haiti, Bangladesh, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal. Health Partners International of… Continue reading Our Pharma & Healthcare Donors Helping #Changethebirthstory In Haiti

The End Of The Road

December 13, 2017

Where the road ends, there is a footpath that leads to an isolated community in Ghana. There are people who live there. They live in remote and rural communities and are some of the estimated 2 billion people lacking access to medicine. HPIC and our partners want to do more to help them. In November… Continue reading The End Of The Road