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