Recent News Entries: Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
HealthBridge’s Gender programme in India and Vietnam was featured as a case study of a gender transformative approach in family planning.
In rural India, more than 9,000 men and women were educated about maternal and child health. With men’s support, 20% more women gave birth in a health facility and 19% more women received ante-natal care.
HealthBridge Executive Director Sian Fitzgerald discussed the Government of Canada’s funding for maternal and child health in an interview on CBC-TV. The program has been successful, she said, but must be continued so that it can reach those hardest to reach around the world.