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This Christmas, give a gift that counts.

Dear Friend,  

Even though we are experiencing a doctor shortage here in Canada, the struggle to practice medicine according to  faith  beliefs are still very real. Globally, many doctors are being forced to compromise  their positions. It takes courage and conviction to stand up for what is right. MaterCare International’s demonstration projects serve as beacons of hope, shining examples of what is possible. The comprehensive obstetrical care we’ve been promoting for decades and made into a reality in Isiolo are at last being recognized as the only meaningful and coherent way to reduce maternal mortality. 

In November 2017, the World Health Organization finally officially acknowledged the need for comprehensive maternal health care. Stating that, "Antenatal care is a critical opportunity for health providers to deliver care, support and information to pregnant women." And that, "Last year, an estimated 303,000 women died from pregnancy-related causes, 2.7 million babies died during the first 28 days of life and 2.6 million babies were stillborn. Quality health care during pregnancy and childbirth can prevent many of these deaths, yet globally only 64% of women receive antenatal (prenatal) care four or more times throughout their pregnancy."

We cannot continue this vital work without the support of regular donors. If you have never given before, please consider donating. If you have already donated or are a past supporter, THANK YOU! 

Twins born in Kenya

MaterCare International receives no government funding and we rely heavily on private donors.

Visit www.MaterCare.org/donate to find many ways to give.
 


A VERY HAPPY AND BLESSED CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!

Sincerely, 
Dr. Robert Walley, Founder and Executive Director 
MaterCare International (Canada) Inc.

 

Project Isiolo Team and Hospital

MaterCare's Project Isiolo

The number of deliveries continues to increase at the St. John Paul II MaterCare Materinity Hospital in Isiolo, Kenya. 
Find out more about this comprehensive maternal health project and how you can help.
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Sr Jacinta and Twins

MaterCare Staff have their hands full!

"The number of mothers delivering in the facility at the moment is still high. In the month of June we had 159 normal deliveries and 37 cesarean sections, totaling to 196 deliveries. In July we had 229 normal deliveries and 31 cesarean sections, totaling to 260," said our head hospital team member Sister Jacinta (pictured) in a recent report.

Rome Conference Attendees

Providing Resources to Practitioners and Students

MaterCare recognizes the need to support practitioners and students in the field of maternal medicine. We provide professional resources, forums and articles to connect and inspire them to continue to defend their rights and principals here on our website.

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