Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Mothers Lead by Example in Myanmar

Several women sat outside a green medical building waiting for the mother-to-mother group meeting to start. Each one held a baby clothed in bright patterns. One mother nursed a 1-year-old, another held a sleeping newborn, and others chatted happily ... [Read More]

A Young Mother Becomes a Leader

Samaritan’s Purse is equipping mothers from villages across Tada-U Township in Myanmar to lead monthly mother-to-mother groups. Through our training, these groups provide a forum to discuss good maternal and child health practices, such as nutrition. ... [Read More]

Helping Babies Breathe in Niger

I recently had an opportunity to visit Niger and train nurses and physicians in Helping Babies Breathe, which focuses on newborn resuscitation. It was a privilege to lead participants through the skills necessary to help every baby breathe within the ... [Read More]

Caring for Malnourished Children in Vietnam

The heavy rain showers from the previous night made it hard for us to travel on the mountainous roads. The car could only bring us to the foot of the mountain and then we had to walk because that was the only way to reach Po Si Ngai village. The ... [Read More]

Courageous Women Changing their Communities

“Let us be courageous and brave,” said Daw Thiri Yu,* a participant of the first leader mother training session in Myanmar’s Tada-U Township. She is one of 40 women Samaritan’s Purse is equipping to host mother-to-mother groups. The leader mother ... [Read More]

Safe Motherhood in Vietnam

Samaritan’s Purse staff rode two hours on motorbikes along bumpy, winding roads to visit Lu Thi Di. Her family is one of the poorest in her village. Her father, two older brothers, and husband work in China in order to help the family make ends meet. ... [Read More]

Better Healthcare in the Highlands of Vietnam

Recently in northwestern Vietnam, Samaritan’s Purse trained 15 women as traditional birth attendants. They are the fourth group of attendants to attend the six-month training. In February, we hosted the second annual gathering of all trained t ... [Read More]