In Africa, Music, Dance and Drama (MDD) connotes courage, victory and heroism. It is also used to treat trauma and stigma. MDD is food to the ear and medicine for the soul. In African tradition, it is a perfect way to communicate and relevant to the people’s culture. Yet, the international obstetric fistula community has not utilized MDD to reach its objectives.
Monthly Archives:: May 2015
Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, supports 12 innovative projects that address violence against women in the developing world.
Every two minutes, a woman dies from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. This means that by the time you reach the end of this blog post, four women have died giving birth. Additionally, for every woman who dies in childbirth, around 20 more suffer injury, infection or disease – approximately 10 million women each […]
To mark Mother’s Day (May 10th), CAN-MNCH (of which Grand Challenges Canada is a member) has hosted its annual ‘MOMmentum Mother’s Day Tea’ on Parliament Hill. A display of stories and images called ‘Through Her Eyes’ focused on the connection between Canadian mothers and mothers around the world who are impacted by Canadian contributions. To […]
Dr. Nathalie Charpak (an innovator supported by Grand Challenges Canada) is comparing the effects of Kangaroo Mother Care versus Traditional Care for Low Birth Weight Infants at the age of 18 years. To mark Mother’s Day (May 10th), CAN-MNCH (of which Grand Challenges Canada is a member) has hosted its annual ‘MOMmentum Mother’s Day Tea’ […]